First Trenitalia has successfully bid to operate the West Coast Partnership from December 2019. They will be responsible for providing passengers with more trains, more seats, simplified fares and more frequent services on the West Coast Main Line.

Major timetable changes in December 2022 will see 263 extra services each week, running more direct services and serving new destinations.

Benefits include:

  • new trains replacing Super Voyagers and Pendolinos being fully refurbished
  • new bi-mode and electric trains will reduce emissions, while also improving reliability and comfort for passengers
  • enhanced on-board Wi-Fi connectivity

Read the full news story here: http://bit.ly/WestCoastMainLine

Find out about station improvements:

Bangor

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers

Birmingham International

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • the first class lounge will be refreshed and waiting rooms improved
  • trials of a new digital wayfinding to improve passenger experience
  • increased car parking
  • additional seating, new shelters and Changing Places toilets will be installed
  • new ticket vending machines
  • free Wi-Fi

Birmingham New Street

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • the first class lounge will be refreshed

Blackpool North

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Carlisle

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Chester

Benefits include:

  • earlier first trains and later last trains to and from London Euston on Saturdays and Sundays by December 2022
  • new trains to replace Super Voyagers

Colwyn Bay

Benefits include:

  • one additional direct journey to and from London Euston per day on Saturdays during the summer months from May 2021
  • later last trains to London Euston Monday to Friday by December 2020
  • earlier first trains and later last trains to and from London Euston on Saturdays by December 2022
  • earlier first trains from London Euston and later last trains to London Euston on Sundays from December 2022
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Coventry

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • the first class lounge will be refreshed and waiting rooms improved
  • additional seating, new shelters, and Changing Places toilets will be installed
  • new ticket vending machines
  • free Wi-Fi

Crewe

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers with additional Liverpool services. All Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • a refreshed first class lounge and improved waiting rooms and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Deganwy

Benefits include:

  • new direct connectivity to London in the summer months, from May 2021
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Edinburgh Haymarket

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Edinburgh Waverley

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

London Euston

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • the first class lounge will be refreshed
  • new ticket vending machines

Flint

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers

Glasgow Central

Benefits include:

  • new trains to replace Super Voyagers
  • all Pendolino’s will be fully refurbished
  • passengers will benefit from a remodelled ticket office
  • new ticket vending machines
  • a refreshed first-class lounge

Gobowen

Benefits include:

  • new direct connectivity to London, with a direct journey to and from London Euston Monday to Saturday from December 2022
  • new trains to replace Super Voyagers

Holyhead

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers

Kirkham and Wesham

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Lancaster

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Lichfield Trent Valley

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Liverpool Lime Street

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • look to double service frequency to two trains per hour Monday to Saturday from December 2022 as the network builds towards the high-speed era
  • new ticket machines and a refreshed first-class lounge

Liverpool South Parkway

Benefits include:

  • new direct connectivity to London, with an hourly service to and from London Euston Monday to Saturday from December 2022

Llandudno

Benefits include:

  • new direct connectivity to London in the summer months from May 2021
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Llandudno Junction

Benefits include:

  • one additional direct journey to and from London Euston per day on Saturdays during the summer months from May 2021
  • later last trains to London Euston Monday to Friday by December 2020
  • earlier first trains and later last trains to and from London Euston on Saturdays by December 2022
  • earlier first trains from London Euston and later last trains to London Euston on Sundays from December 2022
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Lockerbie

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Macclesfield

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Manchester Piccadilly

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • later last trains to London Euston Monday to Friday from December 2020
  • passengers will benefit from new ticket vending machines and a refreshed first-class lounge

Milton Keynes Central

Benefits include:

  • additional direct journeys to and from London Euston on weekdays and Saturdays from December 2022
  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Motherwell

Benefits include:

  • significant increase in number of calls
  • additional direct journeys to and from London Euston and Birmingham New Street Monday to Sunday from December 2020
  • new trains to replace Super Voyagers
  • all Pendolino’s will be fully refurbished

Northampton

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Nuneaton

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all retained Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Oxenholme Lake District

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Penrith North Lakes

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyager and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms and more seating
  • free Wi-Fi

Poulton-le-Fylde

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Prestatyn

Benefits include:

  • one additional direct journey to and from London Euston per day on Saturdays during the summer months from May 2021
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Preston

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • increased car parking
  • a new first class lounge
  • improved waiting rooms and more seating
  • new ticket machines will be installed as well as a remodelling of the ticket office
  • Changing Places toilets will also be installed
  • free Wi-Fi

Rugby

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • ticket offices will be remodelled, and passengers will benefit from new ticket machines
  • increased car parking, a new first-class lounge, improved waiting rooms, more seating and new shelters
  • free Wi-Fi

Runcorn

Benefits include:

  • all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • a refreshed first class lounge, improved waiting rooms, more seating and shelters
  • new ticket vending machines will also be installed
  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers
  • free Wi-Fi

Rhyl

Benefits include:

  • one additional direct journey to and from London Euston per day on Saturdays during the summer months from May 2021
  • later last trains to London Euston Monday to Friday by December 2020
  • earlier first trains and later last trains to and from London Euston on Saturdays by December 2022
  • earlier first trains from London Euston and later last trains to London Euston on Sundays from December 2022
  • new fleet of bi-mode trains to serve North Wales, replacing Super Voyagers

Sandwell and Dudley

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Shrewsbury

Benefits include:

  • additional direct service to and from London Euston from December 2022

Stoke-on-Trent

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • New first class lounge
  • free Wi-Fi

Stockport

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, and more seating
  • New first class lounge
  • free Wi-Fi

Stafford

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, more seating and new shelters
  • free Wi-Fi

Tamworth

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Telford Central

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers

Warrington Bank Quay

Benefits include:

  • passengers will benefit from increased car parking
  • all Pendolino’s will be fully refurbished
  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, more seating and shelters
  • free Wi-Fi

Watford Junction

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Walsall

Benefits include:

  • new direct connectivity to London, with a direct service to and from London Euston Monday to Saturday from December 2020, and an additional northbound service from London Euston by December 2022

Wellington

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers

Wigan North Western

Benefits include:

  • passengers will benefit from increased car parking
  • all Pendolino’s will be fully refurbished
  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers
  • new ticket vending machines
  • improved waiting rooms, more seating and shelters
  • free Wi-Fi

Wilmslow

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Wolverhampton

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers and all Pendolinos will be fully refurbished

Wrexham General

Benefits include:

  • new trains will replace Super Voyagers