The Anonymous Widower

Seats On Avanti West Coast

I went to Liverpool yesterday on an Avanti West Coast Class 390 train in Standard Class.

I booked on Monday and asked for a table seat.

I actually got a set of four to myself, as this picture shows.

When I got back, out of curiosity I tried to book a complete set of four seats for possibly a family or a group, who were in the same bubble.

I got three seats together and a fourth a few seats away.

So if you need to do that, I would suggest you’re careful with the booking or do it in the traditional manner.

Having travelled twice to the North West in recent weeks, I wouldn’t recommend First Class, as all you get extra is a better pair of seats.

Incidentally, when I came back, because of the weather, I abandoned my trip around the city and got to Lime Street with an hour or so to wait.

But I was able to change my booking for an earlier train for about thirteen pounds and still got a set of four to myself.

August 20, 2020 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. Hoping I will be able to use the Avanti West Coast line for work again soon – I do miss my visits down to London!

    Comment by Mark H | August 20, 2020 | Reply

  2. I suspect, if you plan ahead and book on-line or at the station perhaps two weeks before, I suspect you’ll be OK.

    Avanti seem to be trying hard to win back customers.

    Take your own snacks. M & S is open in both Lime Street and Euston.

    I would probably avoid the deep tubes and use convenient buses.

    Comment by AnonW | August 20, 2020 | Reply

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