LNER’s new Azuma trains will soon be serving three new main destinations in Scotland.
Effective immediately the trainsets are serving Glasgow as an extension from Edinburgh.
Yesterday LNER’s MD David Horne tweeted that Azumas would take over the 1530 London (Kings Cross) to Glasgow and the 0648 return service to London (Kings Cross).
LNER’s Glasgow services operate via Edinburgh and the East Coast Mainline (ECML).
Says David Horne “Our Glasgow service provides a vital rail connection between west Scotland, northeast England, Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London.”
It now means Edinburgh will have three Azuma services daily between Monday and Friday.
Readers planning on travelling to Edinburgh (and/or onwards to Glasgow) via LNER and the ECML can see which services the Azuma trainsets operate. Details of Azuma services are noted on LNER’s website.
Then from November both Aberdeen and Inverness will have Azuma links to London (Kings Cross).
These will be operated by bi-mode trainsets as the lines north of the Scottish capital are not electrified.
Through Azuma service to Aberdeen starts on November 25 and to Inverness on December 9.
There will be one Azuma through service to Inverness departing Kings Cross at 1200 noon and arriving in Inverness at 2005. It will return at 0755 to reach Kings Cross at 1549.
Initially there will be one through train to Aberdeen. It will depart Kings Cross at 1400 arriving at 2116. The return departs at 0752 to reach Kings Cross at 1451.
Note that all LNER’s Anglo-Scottish trains stop at intermediate stations. Therefore their benefit also lies in the fact that readers can take LNER Newcastle-Aberdeen, Edinburgh-Inverness or York-Glasgow.
As previously reported Lincoln also joins the Azuma network on October 21.