Avanti West Coast

Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies honoured in new rail firm postcards

Two rail firms have launched a postcard series as part of an ongoing project honouring the legacy of the record-breaking women’s football team Dick, Kerr Ladies. The project, created by […]

2 years ago
Avanti West Coast urge rail passengers not to travel during Wednesday strikes

Another view of the refurbished platform at Preston Station As the rail network prepares for more strikes, customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary on Wednesday 27 July. Avanti West Coast will be running approximately 25 per […]

2 years ago
Train strike Preston: Northern, Avanti and Transpennine Express issue service updates

Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Strike action will affect a number of rail companies during the week, with strikes taking place on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June. The strikes are expected to […]

2 years ago
Preston Railway Station closed as Storm Eunice damages roof

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Preston Railway Station has been closed after Storm Eunice caused damage to the roof. The station shut yesterday (Friday 18 February) and remains closed for a safety inspection. A spokesperson […]

2 years ago
Rail firms unite to honour forgotten Preston women’s football team

Dick, Kerr women's football team Pic: Forbes Two rail firms have joined up to honour one of England’s earliest known women’s football teams. Avanti West Coast has teamed up with Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) to share the […]

3 years ago
Penwortham Scouts send wreath on 2,000-mile train journey to mark Remembrance Day

A Penwortham Scout group have sent a Remembrance wreath on a 2,000-mile train journey to honour the global struggle during WWI. To mark the day, the 5th Pen Chinook Beaver […]

3 years ago
Family of dad recovering in Royal Preston Hospital thank man for saving his life on the train

The family of a man who suffered a cardiac event on a train in Preston have thanked the man who used CPR to save his life. In a Facebook post, […]

3 years ago
Almost record-breaking train snapped speeding through Leyland

An attempt to break the 36-year-old record for the fastest train journey between London and Glasgow failed by just 21 seconds after earlier speeding through Leyland. Avanti West Coast’s Royal […]

3 years ago
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