Modern technology has transformed our lives, improving comfort and convenience, and allowing us to do things quicker than ever before.
Now that progress has come to our railways with LNER’s brand new Azuma trains, which are revolutionising train travel for the thousands of passengers using the service daily between London, York, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Britain’s most advanced and innovative trains feature sleek new interiors, with 7cm of extra legroom, free Wi-Fi and plug sockets at every seat.
If you’re not using the Wi-Fi and charging points to catch up on emails, you can sit back and relax in new and improved seats that are ergonomically designed to improve posture.
An extra 100 Standard Class seats on each train mean there are more affordable fares – in fact, there are 3,773 more £29 Standard Class tickets available every week between Leeds and London.
First Class is all about luxury, with wider, reclining seats, even more legroom and larger tables – all equipped with plugs, USB charging points and LNER’s improved Wi-Fi.
You’ll also enjoy a complimentary two course lunch and dinner menu, or breakfast in the morning, with dishes prepared by chefs using high quality local ingredients. In Standard Class, there’s the Let’s Eat Cafe Bar with an at-seat trolley service.
Azuma means ‘east’ in Japanese and the trains combine bullet train technology with the proud manufacturing heritage of the North East, home to the famous Flying Scotsman.
Every train is assembled at Hitachi’s plant in County Durham and the parts are sourced locally. Diesel-electric hybrid engines and a lightweight design makes them quieter, more reliable and greener than ever before.
Azuma trains welcome everyone. Each service has wheelchair spaces, accessible toilets with baby-changing facilities and easy to use display panels above every seat showing if it’s free or taken.
For day-trippers wanting to experience the East Coast’s spectacular countryside, there are special compartments for bikes. Just make sure you book in advance.
You can travel from London to Leeds in 2hrs 16mins, to Newcastle in 2hrs 50mins and to Edinburgh from 4hrs 19mins.
Don’t miss out! Travel on a new Azuma train today
Always go direct to the LNER website for their cheapest fares. You’ll also get Nectar points, no booking fees and great savings, including:
· Leeds to London for £29 with an Advanced Single.
· Save on average 53%% with the LNER Family Return ticket for up to 2 adults and 4 children
· 25%% off Advance fares when you book with a group of 3-9 people.
For inspiration visit LNER’s dedicated travel page.