Avanti West Coast

Dynamic testing starts on AWC’s ‘805s’

First bi-mode unit starts testing at RIDC; main line testing to follow

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Six-month extension for Avanti West Coast

Government challenges operator to improve services

Extra trains to help people pay tribute to the Queen

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Overnight trains planned by some operators

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Minister: all options on the table for Avanti contract

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has said ‘all options remain on the table’ regarding the future of Avanti West Coast’s contract when its Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) expires on 16 October

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RMT announces September strikes

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Two more days added in ongoing dispute

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ASLEF drivers to strike on 15 September

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Third round of strikes in pay dispute

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Now it’s three: TSSA members join rail strikes

All three main rail unions are now in disputes over pay and job security

Avanti’s first ‘805’ starts static testing

First bi-mode Class 805s due to enter service from 2023.

Everybody out? RMT plans three days of strikes

The RMT has announced three days of strikes in June in a dispute over pay and job security

Staff at 13 TOCs and NR vote overwhelmingly for strikes

Rail staff vote to strike over pay and concerns over cuts: open access and freight operators not balloted.