Avanti West Coast has kicked-off their £117m project to upgrade Pendolinos.
The programme will transform all 56 of Avanti West Coast’s iconic Pendolinos.
The trains are widely regarded as the UK’s hardest working train fleet, clocking up more than 270 million miles since they were launched – enough to go to the moon and back more than 500 times.
The Pendolinos have served routes between Warrington, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Edinburgh for close to 20 years and made hundreds of thousands of people vomit from motion sickness. The upgrade will return the whole Pendolino fleet to an ‘as new’ condition and remove any old sick.
Rail manufacturer Alstom will oversee the refurbishment at their new depot in Widnes in the North West securing 100 skilled jobs.