Avanti West Coast train 390155, in new livery,at Warrington Bank Quay Railway Station, at night, Cheshire, England,UK, WA1 1LW
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:54.3 MB (1.8 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5304 x 3576 px | 44.9 x 30.3 cm | 17.7 x 11.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:21 January 2020
Location:Warrington , Cheshire, England,UK, WA1 1LW
Avanti West Coast is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by FirstGroup (70%) and Trenitalia (30%) that began operating the West Coast Partnership franchise on 8 December 2019. It replaced Virgin Trains, which had operated the franchise since 1997. In August 2019 the DfT awarded the franchise to the First Trenitalia consortium with Avanti West Coast to commence operations on 8 December 2019. Some uncertainty remains as the Competition and Markets Authority launched a merger inquiry into the award of the franchise following a referral from the European Commission Avanti West Coast initially operates the same services as Virgin Trains on the West Coast Main Line. When High Speed 2 opens, it will also operate these services. Over the course of the franchise several timetable changes are expected to be made