Azuma 2019

Azuma – Train of the future

AN EXCLUSIVE RAILWAY MAGAZINE DOCUMENTARY LOOKING AT LNER’S INTRODUCTION OF THE HITACHI-BUILT HYBRID AND ALL ELECTRIC TRAINS ON THE EAST COAST MAIN LINE

On May 15, 2019, LNER launched its first passenger services on the East Coast Main Line using the Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma express trains as part of a rolling programme to replace both its Class 91 and Mk4 and HST fleets. This exclusive DVD follows the construction of a 65-strong fleet which begins in Japan and is completed at Hitachi’s purpose-built factory at Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham.

The Railway Magazine team joins one of the launch trains, talks to LNER directors about the how the exciting project evolved, and also visits the factory to see the Azuma trains under construction.

Sit back and enjoy a fascinating view in to how a train is built, what the train looks like on the inside, and some dramatic aerial views of Azumas running on the East Coast Main Line.

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