Our Pendolinos: re-wrapped, refurbished, re-lovely
£117m refurb delivers better-than-new interiors for iconic fleet

Britain's most iconic train fleet is undergoing a £117m refurbishment to deliver better-than-new interiors for Avanti West Coast's tilting Pendolinos. The work at Alstom’s Transport and Technology Centre in Widnes will create 100 skilled jobs for delivery of the programme.

We're also wrapping our full fleet in the stylish new AWC colours. Despite a short delay caused by COVID19 as the programme was redesigned to comply with social distancing guidelines, work to cover the exteriors is now underway. Check out this video from our graphics partner who will be undertaking the work and you’ll see the work that goes into wrapping a Pendolino. We've even wrapped one train in a face covering to help reinforce the message about wearing face coverings on public transport.

Significant benefits of the Pendolino upgrade include.

  • Brand new standard class seats
  • New café bar area
  • Upgraded Wi-Fi system
  • New Passenger Information Screens
  • New seat reservation system allowing last minute reservations to be made en route

Coronavirus has naturally caused significant disruption for manufacturers across the UK and worldwide supply chains and, unfortunately, this is likely to mean a delay to the original timetable for the Pendolino fleet refurbishment. We are working hard alongside Alstom to deliver the project as quickly and safely as we can, and will keep you updated on any revisions to the programme of work.