London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to announce that Azuma will be introduced
into passenger services to and from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness for the first time.
LNER Managing Director David Horne said the new Azumas will officially go into service on the
London King’s Cross - Aberdeen route on the 25th November, with the trains introduced onto
the London King’s Cross – Inverness route on the 9th December.
“I am delighted that Azuma will be introduced on our Aberdeen and Inverness routes over the
coming months. This will mean that Azuma will be calling at all of our Scottish destinations,
marking an important moment in the rollout of the new trains and helping us to transform the
travel experience for customers.”
Azuma services were also introduced between Glasgow Central and London King’s Cross from
today Monday 23 September 2019. Azuma trains will operate the LNER service between Glasgow
Central and London King’s Cross service in each direction, replacing the current Class 91 electric
train serving the route.
David Horne added: “Azuma is a revolutionary train and we are thrilled to launch Azuma
services to and from Glasgow, a city with innovation at its heart. Our Glasgow service provides
a vital rail connection between west Scotland, North East England, Yorkshire, the East Midlands
and London. I look forward to giving even more of our Scottish customers an excellent experience
every time they travel with us.”
LNER customers will experience a much more comfortable journey with more seats and an
increased amount of legroom in Standard class. The trains also feature the latest in train
technology meaning that they are more resilient and better for the environment.