By Tony Miles OPERATION of the West Coast Partnership (WCP) will be in the hands of First Group and Trenitalia from December 8, under what will be the first of a new franchise partnership model. With a 70/30 partnership in favour of First, the pair will end Virgin Trains’ domination of the flagship route, which…
A FULL repaint into the revised Virgin Trains livery for Class 221 ‘Super Voyager’ No. 221101 has been completed by owner Beacon Rail at Ilford Works. Emerging in a livery emulates that being applied to the ‘Pendolino’, but a Virgin spokesman told The RM, that for the moment, it’s a one-off. The unit is due to…
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