FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR AZUMA LNER is to launch its brand new Azuma fleet in 2019 on the east coast mainline, stretching the length of the country from Inverness, through Edinburgh, York and Leeds all the way down to London. The state of the art trains will create the ultimate experience for everyone who steps on board.
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The brand new, high specification trains have been specially designed to provide a superb travelling experience for all, being faster, smoother, quieter and more reliable. Once fully launched, there will be more opportunities for passengers to journey to and from smaller stations across Yorkshire, including Skipton, Bradford, Harrogate and Hull. One service per day will be increased to six, significantly increasing the regions interconnectivity.
Each train across the 65-strong fleet will have 20% more capacity which translates to about 100 more seats on each service. An increase in seating as well as more trains, means that better value fares will be available for customers travelling to and from Yorkshire (and the rest of the east coast). Power sockets will be installed at every seat, with improved Wi-Fi allowing passengers to stay connected whilst on the move. There will be more legroom for added comfort, ergonomically designed seats, plus plenty of overhead and under seat storage space. “Working from LNER’s Head Office in York, we’ve taken inspiration from our Azuma trains’ Japanese origins and worked with new materials and techniques to create a bespoke interior for our new trains”, explains Gareth Peate, Studio Designer. “Being in York means that we’re perfectly placed to work with many of the rail industry’s best and most innovative suppliers, many of which are based in Yorkshire!”