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    Avanti West Coast rebrand

    Apparently the idea behind the station signs is that you have the triangle and then over the top is the circle which represents the local "community" and where the station is in relation to the triangle. For example Euston will be the bottom corner with a community circle over the top. It...
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    TOPS Requests (including headcodes, allocations, traction, etc) [Instructions in Post 2]

    Amazing thank you so much for getting back to me! I'll have a dig through the threads haha.
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    Virgintrains.co.uk website (in the post - InterCity West Coast franchise era)

    To give Virgin Trains some let up, the booking confirmation emails are actually sent by Trainline on behalf of Virgin Trains.
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    TOPS Requests (including headcodes, allocations, traction, etc) [Instructions in Post 2]

    Hello, does anyone know if 1A91 2040 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen, will be a HST or 170/158? If it is a HST will it be a refurb?
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    Avanti West Coast New Stock - Hitachi chosen

    At one point there were regular 57 hauled Pendolino workings with Virgin. Pendolino ran to Crewe then hooked up to a 57 which hauled it to Holyhead so the couplers must be up to the job. Alstom can't have many concerns if it was a regular working. Yes there are still quite a few 57's with...
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    Avanti West Coast New Stock - Hitachi chosen

    Avanti May reintroduce 57's hauling Pendolinos! Doubt it somehow, but I can live in hope!
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    Avanti website

    It's the same as SWR, the logo that comes up in the browser tab is the SWR logo.
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    Virgintrains.co.uk website (in the post - InterCity West Coast franchise era)

    Looks like a reskin of red spotted hanky, when signing up for an account it says "I have read and accept the redspottedhanky Terms and Conditions."
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    Virgin Trains to launch split ticketing app to save passengers money on trips

    Could it be related to this? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/30/virgin-trains-launch-split-ticketing-app-save-passengers-money/amp/
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    First Trenitalia (Avanti!) WCML branding, naming and livery

    I'm pretty sure it is Virgin Trains' obligation to remove it for Virgin Group Management. That would be why Virgin Trains are getting it removed from everywhere.
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    First Trenitalia (Avanti!) WCML branding, naming and livery

    I'd also put it down to the fact that Virgin is a known brand which is continuing in other businesses. They sell their brand to companies, for example, Virgin Media has nothing to do with Richard Branson, they just pay him a load of money to call themselves Virgin. Avanti West Coast would...
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    First Trenitalia (Avanti!) WCML branding, naming and livery

    If it's an internal communication then keep it internal!
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    Most beautiful train in the UK?

    For me it's got to be: Steam: A4 Mallard Diesel Loco: 68 TPE Electric Loco: 90 either classic Virgin or EWS. DMU: 180 Dynamic Lines EMU: 390 Virgin Silk
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    Ah okay, even £6 pp for a day rover is bloody good!
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    Now that is falling from a great height!! I'll count myself lucky!
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    Ah so it's a £6 day ticket which covers 4 people? I read it as being £6 per person. In that case, that's a big plus then! We've been told all our current travel arrangements like sitting in FC will continue so that's a positive too! Thanks for the clarity!
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    Yeah, always the way! Pity as we currently get unlimited free leisure travel on LNER which is brilliant so seems like we aren't getting as great a deal. Abellio and Arriva staff get unlimited free travel on their other toc's, would be great if First introduces something similar as their scheme...
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    That's what I would do but was wondering how the land lies haha. Thanks.
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    Do SWR guards get free travel on GWR?

    A slight detour but my toc is being taken over by First Group it says you get the 10 x 48 hour boxes on other FG tocs. How strict is the rule with dating the boxes? If you speak to the TM/Conductor before getting on do they usually wave you on or make you date a box?
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    Stopping points - signage, driver discretion

    My favourite of all the stop boards is the Caledonian Sleeper which uses ZZ!

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