The Railway Innovation Awards recognise the very best innovations, companies and people within the rail industry in the UK. We’re extremely proud to have taken home the ‘major project’ winning trophy for the Pendolino mid-life upgrade with our friends at Avanti West Coast and Alstom.
This win highlighted the sustainable approach that was taken in upgrading the UK’s hardest-working train to give passengers reliable, comfortable, state-of-the-art travel.
The Railway Innovation Awards judges commented: “The Pendolino refurbishment is enhancing one of the UK’s flagship train fleets, and while many of the features are what the modern passenger expects, it brings several innovations to the interior as well as the way the project has been delivered collaboratively at a challenging time for the supply chain.”
Malcolm Brown, CEO of Angel Trains, said: “Our iconic Pendolino trains have been refurbished to provide a comfortable, connected, best in class passenger experience at a lower cost and carbon footprint than building new. Working together with Avanti West Coast and Alstom, this project has supported UK suppliers and skilled jobs the length of the West Coast Mainline. This award is testimony to the exceptional contribution from all involved.”