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Avanti West Coast - H

Avanti West Coast Rolling Stock

Avanti West Coast Future Fleet

All the Class 221 Super Voyager units will be replaced by 23 new trains from the Hitachi A-train family with maintenance taking place at Alstom's Oxley TRSMD depot in Wolverhampton. These trains are to be divided into thirteen Class 805 bi-mode multiple units and ten Class 807 electric multiple units.

Although the units will have the same top speed, they will not tilt like the Class 390 Pendolinos nor the Class 221 "Super Voyager" units they will replace. The Class 805 units are to be used for services to Shrewsbury, Chester, Gobowen and North Wales and the Class 807 units are to be used for services to Birmingham New Street, Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street (alongside the Pendolinos).

Avanti West Coast had planned to operate at least 54 new high speed trains for High Speed 2 services, to be built by Hitachi Rail and Alstom in the UK and expected to enter service between 2029 and 2033.

  • Hitachi AT300   805

Bi-mode multiple unit
London Euston to Chester
London Euston to Gobowen/Llandudno and Holyhead
London Euston to Shrewsbury

  • 807   Electric multiple unit

London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
London Euston to Blackpool North
London Euston to Birmingham New Street

  • Alstom/Hitachi   TBA

HS2 routes

Avanti West Coast Past Fleet

In June 2022, two Avanti West Coast Class 221 "Super Voyagers", units 221142 and 221143, went off lease, and later transferred to Grand Central.

  • 221 Super Voyager   DEMU


Avanti West Coast Notes

^ Euston - Birmingham trains are supplemented by Euston - Birmingham - Blackpool/Scotland trains, providing two trains an hour

Avanti West Coast Overview

Avanti West Coast Franchise(s): West Coast Partnership
Avanti West Coast Main Region(s):
Greater London
North West England
South East England
West Midlands

Avanti West Coast Other Region(s):
East Midlands
East of England

Avanti West Coast Fleet Size:
18 Class 221 Super Voyagers
56 Class 390 Pendolinos

Avanti West Coast Stations Called at: 46
Avanti West Coast Stations Operated: 16
Avanti West Coast Parent Company: FirstGroup (70%)
Trenitalia (30%)

Avanti West Coast Reporting Mark: VT
Avanti West Coast Dates of Operation: 8 December 2019–15 October 2023
Avanti West Coast Predecessor: Virgin Trains


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