“Tales from the Tracks” videos

Avanti West Coast has produced a series of videos which show the driver’s view on the West Coast Main Line. There are eight “Tales from the Track” videos which covers sections of the track between London and Glasgow. Commentary is provided by two drivers, giving information on the features that can be seen and the […]

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West Coast Main Line moving 1 million tonnes of critical supplies every week

Every 24 hours throughout the coronavirus crisis,188,000 tonnes of critical supplies – including food, fuel and medicine – are being moved by rail between London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. That’s 1.13 million tonnes every week – most of it transported along the West Coast main line (WCML), the busiest mixed-use (passenger and freight) railway

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COVID 19 Update

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the need to help keep everyone safe means that all meetings of West Coast Rail 250 have been cancelled until August. Any necessary work of the organisation will be carried out by e-mail or other online methods. The situation regarding rail services is rapidly evolving. If you wish

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West Coast Partnership Launched

The new West Coast Partnership, now branded as Avanti West Coast, began operations on 8 December 2019. A formal launch was held on Monday 9 December at various locations between London and Glasgow, with a special train linking the events. Representatives from West Coast Rail 250 attended many of the events, including the naming of

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West Coast Partnership Franchise

Despite Government announcements on 10 April that the new West Coast Partnership franchise would be awarded in June, the winning bidder was still not known as of 24 July. As soon as the successful bidder is announced, West Coast Rail 250 will arrange a meeting with them to discuss their plans and future opportunities for

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