Saturday, 7 December 2019

The Last Day of Virgin Trains

Pendolino 390013 "Blackpool Belle" passing through Layton Station, Blackpool in July 2018


Virgin Trains last day of operation on the West Coast Main Line was on Saturday 7th December, as of Sunday 8th December the service will be rebranded Avanti West Coast operated by First Trenitalia. The last few weeks of Virgin Pendolino operation saw the trains running in an unbranded grey livery in preparation for the franchise change. Virgin Voyagers could still be seen operating in the Virgin colour scheme, although mostly without the Virgin name on the side. Note, all photos were taken on the last day of operation of Virgin Trains apart from the view at Layton Station, which was taken in 2018.

Pendolino 390134 at Preston on a Euston Train with its rear coupling door open
Pendolino 390136 at Preston on a Glasgow Train


Pendolino 390047 on a London Euston train at Preston


Super Voyager 221106 on a southbound train at Preston


Pendolino 390008 departing Preston for Glasgow Central


Pendolino 390008 on a Glasgow bound train at Preston


Pendolino 390002 at Preston leaving for Glasgow

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