First Trenitalia has awarded British-based train manufacturer Hitachi Rail a contract worth more than £350 million to provide and maintain 23 new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast services.
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The new West Coast Partnership between FirstGroup and Trenitalia will bring a package of improvements for passengers, including new and refurbished trains, better stations and simplified fares.
FirstGroup and Trenitalia have unveiled that Avanti West Coast will be the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise in the UK, heralding a new era of innovative high-speed rail services.
FirstGroup and Trenitalia have announced two new managing directors and confirmed the company's executive team for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise.
Taking over from Virgin, First Trenitalia will run services on the West Coast Main Line, with passengers set to benefit from more seats, extra services, simplified fares and station upgrades.
The news that FirstGroup has procured Hitachi’s latest AT300 125mph intercity electric trains confirms that the new high-speed service will be going ahead.
Rail operators have long-sought to improve the quality of Wi-Fi, but faced significant cost and technical challenges in doing so.
With global experience in the rail sector, and a history of senior positions, Louise Cheeseman is to be the next Managing Director of Hull Trains…
22 July 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
FirstGroup has signed its first commuter rail contract in the United States for the operation and maintenance of a commuter rail service linking Denton and Dallas counties in Texas.
16 June 2016 | By Victoria White
MTR Corporation is to join FirstGroup in a joint venture partnership to bid for the South Western rail franchise...