LNER rolls-out first Azuma train on London-Leeds route

Aninda Chakraborty 21 hours agoLondon North Eastern Railway (LNER) in the UK has introduced the first Hitachi-built Azuma train into service.

In its maiden run, the train travelled between London King’s Cross and Leeds.

“Setting new benchmarks in rail travel is part of our DNA, and the new Azuma trains are the next big step for LNER in making the customer experience the best that it can be.”

Hitachi started manufacturing Azuma trains for LNER in August at its Newton Aycliffe facility in County Durham.

The Azuma trains will run using overhead electric wires for the majority of routes and on will use diesel power for non-electrified sections.

New trains will be added to the fleet gradually to expand operations to the North East of England and Scotland.

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