After the victory of the high-speed race in Spain, FS achieves a new international result with the UK launch of the new ‘Avanti West Coast’ company – the result of the Trenitalia-Firstgroup partnership – which replaces the Virgin train and which will connect England, Wales and Scotland. Three countries remembered by the new operator, the logo of a triangle 56 Pendolino will be modernized with 25 thousand additional seats, WiFi and better catering in operation..
By 2022, however, this fleet should be replaced by new convoys. For FirstRail CEO Steve Montgomery, the name Avanti “sheds light on the type of forward-looking operation that we” with a commitment to “not only to invest and improve rail services but to connect communities” in strong ways ” Would like to pursue.
For Ernesto Sicilia, president and managing director of Trinitalia UK, which already manages the C2C line in England, “Avanti West Coast is a strong, progressive and dynamic brand that provides first-rate service to our customers” Shows our commitment to “. As the name ‘Avanti’ – he concludes – is a choice “which pays tribute to our experience in the transformation of the Italian railway”.
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