First Trenitalia WCML branding, naming and livery

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  1. Steddenm

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    I'd take the Twitter account with a pinch of salt. Surely they'd use something like @avantitrains not other way round. They'll probably go with @avantiWCP.
     
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    I don’t see why somebody would make it up. Unless a forum member has too much time on their hands...
     
  3. BlueFox

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    That's already in use. And the account's been suspended. https://twitter.com/avantitrains
     
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    Worth noting as well that the new TOC will simply rebrand the current Virgin Twitter.

    The accounts people are finding could be the new TOC making sure all the branding works/fits correctly on Twitter.
     
  5. Mathew S

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    Doesn't always happen like that - Arriva Trains Wales to TfW for example, that was a new account. Also, Virgin probably want to keep the Twitter account for their proposed open access service.
     
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    That looks very fake...
    BUT I kind of wish it wasn’t because I do like the colour!
     
  7. toby_farman

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    It's not decided yet
     
  8. Bletchleyite

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    I believe it is, unless they have registered domains etc for a laugh.
     
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    Which domains are you referring to
     
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    Why a forum member? As soon as any new company is formed people try and take all similar handles, it's gone on for years.
     
  11. Bletchleyite

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    If that actually is it, they dont owe me any money for the "travel the Italian way" type slogan, but I do quite like it! Not sure I'd curve the I, though, it means some might read it as "Avant" instead.

    It's been unsuspended again.
     
  12. Bletchleyite

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    avantitrains.co.uk / avantitrains.com.

    Oh, and this, which has just shown up on the other thread and looks like it might just be it...
    https://twitter.com/trainsavanti
     
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    Yeah it's gonna be that!
     
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    I wonder if the trains will end up pastel green like their logo?
    I do hope not.
     
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    Why not? I personally like the colour, but i guess it could be somewhat boring!
     
  16. Bletchleyite

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    OK, I'm going to chance my arm on a guess - white with that colour on the doors and a black window band. Which would be quite easy to do quickly using the existing units. Maybe a large format logo on the blank area by the cab, possibly in reverse i.e. white on pastel green.
     
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    How about this? (yes i like microsoft paint)

    I also missed out the sticker right on the front!
     
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    I don't think it is. That's the logo for Avanti Communications. www.avantiplc.com so whilst the name may be right I doubt that'll be the logo.
     
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    That's a pity! I really liked that logo!
     
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    You know, I was expecting something that relates to the route as operators tend to do nowadays. Is there some sort of background to this name? or the logo? I am a bit disappointed by the name chosen to be fair.
     
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    It means forward in italian, but i agree it's not great... It's similar to Virgin Trains, however

    VIRGIN TRAINS
    AVANTI TRAINS
     
  22. RealTrains07

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    Better without the trains as its way to similar to virgin. Completely different sounding name like First Avanti would be better
     
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    Ah. False alarm then! :D

    I guess that must be one of the parody Twitterers getting in early! FirstGroup does seem for some reason to attract a big following of that sort of account - the famous FGW Kicked My Cat is no longer active, but there are hundreds of others.
     
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    I think someone is pulling our leg:

    https://www.avantiplc.com/faq/
     
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    I would be astonished if this Avanti thing came to pass as it flies so completely in the face of the (albeit recently-) established convention of geographically based, fully transferable names. That green was way too close to Southern's too!

    Well, full marks for effort!
     
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    Possibly one of the many parody accounts that seems to follow FirstGroup around? Had me, though!
     
  27. Mathew S

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    Indeed
     
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