Campaign against Avanti West Coast (FirstGroup / Trenitalia)

The West Coast Partnership franchise has been operated by Avanti West Coast since December 2019. The franchise includes long-distance services operating on the West Coast Main Line, and is intended to incorporate future HS2 services. It replaced the former InterCity West Coast franchise, which had been operated by Virgin Trains since 1997. Avanti West Coast is 70% owned by FirstGroup and 30% owned by Trenitalia, the national state-owned rail operator in Italy. FirstGroup also operates the Great Western Railway and TransPennine Express franchises, as well as the South Western Railway franchise in a joint venture with MTR Corporation. Trenitalia also operates the c2c National Rail Contract alone.

• Do you use the Avanti West Coast service regularly?
• Do you believe it should be returned to public hands as part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, why not start a campaign building up to the franchise end in November 2016?

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Existing Campaigns / Groups:

Make West Coast Public

Avanti West Coast (Parodia)

Public Consultation on Future of InterCity West Coast rail franchise (deadline 2 August 2016)

Stop Virgin Trains Ridiculous Railcard Fare Rises