Avanti West Coast Unveils Livery for Class 805 Trains

Avanti West Coast has unveiled the new livery for its fleet of Class 805 trains, which are currently undergoing main line testing.

The new livery was unveiled at Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East, prior to the first unit with this design joining the test programme on the West Coast route this week.

Class 805 new livery
Class 805 new livery

The new design takes inspiration from Avanti’s existing Pendolino fleet and includes colours that reflect the West Coast landscape.

Class 805 carriage livery
Class 805 carriage livery

The Class 805, numbered 805005, is the third train to formally transfer to the Avanti West Coast fleet. The three units will be used for main line testing and staff training, prior to entering service over the next few months.

Ellie Woolmore, Head of Brand at Avanti West Coast said:

“The excitement around our new fleet is really starting to build. The new livery helps to give the train its identity, taking its lead from our iconic Pendolino fleet, whilst accentuating its sleek design.”

This announcement follows Avanti West Coast and West Coast Partnership Development’s success in receiving a long-term National Rail Contract from the Department for Transport.

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