Due to multiple ongoing projects and issues affecting the rail industry, some new enquiries will require longer lead-in times.  Our filming managers will be able to advise and offer an estimated timeline if this affects you.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Avanti West Coast Pendolino

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Nigel: 07713 301280
Felicity: 07887 896411


The 'Pendo' tilting train can race up to 125mph and is a cross-country service, travelling up and down the west coast of the UK. Running between its home base at London Euston, the train terminates at destinations as diverse as Birmingham New Street, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow CentralLiverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

For filming on trains we offer point-point journeys (either single or return) so that you can make the most of your time on board.  To give you an idea of journey times, this starts from as little as 1h22min from London to Birmingham and goes up to 5h43min from London to Edinburgh.  Scrumptious food and drinks are complimentary in 1st class coaches.

Make sure to look at Avanti's static coaches which are available to suit all demands and give the added benefit of full control.

Trains in passenger service are subject to rail fares as all seats in the selected coach(es) need to be purchased. Total cast and crew numbers cannot exceed the amount of seats booked, as all individuals travelling need to be in possession of a valid ticket. Fares tend to increase as the departure date nears, so early booking is advised. Food and drink is included when using 1st class coaches.

Standard class coach A (46 seats)

Standard class coach F or U (74 seats)

First class coach G (46 seats)

Subject to Band E fees.  Applications require the completion and submission of a specific Avanti West Coast method statement template, downloadable here.


Based at London Euston, trains run between Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester.


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