LNER modernisation GATHERS PACE

Arrival of Azumas is a prominent landmark, LNER Managing

By the time this magazine hits the bookstalls, LNER is expected to have accepted nine Azumas, the Hitachi-built bi-mode trains that will replace existing inter-city stock on the East Coast main line. The first set is due to enter service soon afterwards on diagram NL65, the 07.00 off Hull that runs to London and then fits in a return run to Leeds before returning to Hull; this has lately been the province of the HST set that LNER has hired in from East Midlands Trains.

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