Special award for Climate Train

Avanti West Coast and Eurostar shared a prestigious Golden Whistle Award for the Climate Train journey in October last year showcasing rail during the COP26 Climate Change conference.


The special 'Climate Train' operated between the Netherlands and Scotland carrying passengers to COP26 thanks to a partnership between Avanti West Coast, Eurostar, NS, ProRail, and Youth for Sustainable Travel.


Official delegations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany joined young people, MEPs, and NGOs such as Friends of the Earth and Oxfam, to enjoy one of the more sustainable ways to travel between the continent and COP26.


On arrival in the UK from the Eurostar service, delegates made their way between St Pancras and Euston to join an Avanti West Coast’s iconic Pendolino.

It was fully wrapped with a unique sustainability design to celebrate the journey and applied with the support of train builder Alstom, Aura Graphics as well as rolling stock company Angel Trains who own and invest in the Pendolino fleet.


Managing Director of Avanti West Coast, Phil Whittingham, said: “It’s a such an honour to be recognised for the Climate Train and this initiative exemplified true collaboration between international rail operators. It showed that Avanti West Coast, like the wider rail industry, is committed to cleaner, greener transport for all.”


You can find the full press release here.