First Trenitalia (Avanti!) WCML branding, naming and livery

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  1. Bletchleyite

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    I dunno, I think TPE still wins.
     
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    Pretty bland and uninspiring livery to my eyes, but whatever. What's more important is how they'll be as a TOC and how effectively they can implement their proposed changes to further improve what I think is already a really good service.
     
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    I'll eat my words I really like that, and the Preston running in board design
     
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    That new livery reminds me of LNWR :lol:
     
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    Maybe that's the idea for the future when West Midland Trains split off London Northwestern Railway (LNR).

    Oh and on news wires down North of Preston and the usual chaos!
     
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    I hope that the splicing of "Avanti West Coast service..." into announcements isn't too clunky.
     
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    They may just say Avanti, as they do with LNER, they just say LNER, not London North Eastern Railways
     
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    I can only guess that every time there is a ticket price rise, or a Thameslink-like setback on the West Coast, the press will complain about passengers being put at a "disavantige"?

    No, that pun makes no sense at all. It is too clunky.
     
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    Well played
     
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    Maybe just shorten to Avanti Pendolino /Avanti Voyager / Avanti new train name / Avanti High Speed (not official brand, hopefully they go for something more interesting than high speed)
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. Hopefully the two will look neat side-by-side!
     
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    It would look so good if only the dark grey at the front was white
     
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    It's not a million miles away from GW either.
     
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    But why is it running wrong line?
     
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    It's a stock photo, don't read too much into it. Please.
     
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    Looks far nicer than the purple undesign we have on EMR.
     
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    Well at least it’s not First Horizon Trains. :D:D
     
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    The video is a bit rubbish, isn't it? I'm not sure the voice was the right choice - it's a bit generic and not at all friendly.
     
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    Video? What video?! Not one showing up for me using iPhone? Is it only showing on the desktop version?
     
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    It's not Virgin Trains ....


     
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    It's to the sort of standard I'd expect to see at 2130 this evening on BBC1...

    Not a patch on the quite cool little videos that were done for the TPE Novas.
     
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    The train colour is green, assuming the video on the web site is accurate.
    Not as dark as GWR though - more of a turquoise.
     
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    It appears to be pretty much: https://www.farrow-ball.com/paint-c...MIxIXBm4-L5gIVCflRCh0pWwt8EAQYASABEgJLEvD_BwE

    Which isn't quite green and isn't quite blue, so it's not surprising some are seeing it as one and some as the other.

    The all-over green train on the video is a GWR 80x.
     
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    9-6 Monday to Friday is pretty poor? Surely the support account should run whenever the trains are running?
     
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    I expect this is just for the initial pre-launch period.
     
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    Considering Virgin offers 24/7 on twitter I would expect similar hours or at least until the last train hopefully :P
     
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