London rolls out Azuma trains

UK-Japan News June 2019

The first train in a new 65-strong fleet has been rolled out by London North Eastern Railway (LNER), according to a 14 May story in The Guardian. The Azuma high-speed train, manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd., will operate on the 300km stretch between London and Leeds.

The LNER plans to extend the Azuma services as far as Edinburgh by the end of this year. David Home, managing director of LNER, said the Azuma is “more reliable, stylish, environmentally friendly and accessible” than anything in the existing LNER fleet of 45 trains.