LNER stands for London North Eastern Railway. We run up and down the East Coast mainline from busy London right up the east side of England to stunning Inverness.
Is LNER Nationalised?
In a word, no. We are publicly owned.
Is LNER publicly owned?
Yes, LNER is a publicly owned company, setting off on its first journey on the tracks on 24th June 2018. This means we offer shares to the general public through the stock exchange.
Who is LNER?
We are a proud bunch who love to give all our customers a great experience on every journey. We put our heart into rail travel every day to bring you progressive travel, faster trains and more seats.
What is the East Coast Line?
This is our main line and it covers 936 miles from London to Peterborough, the East Midlands, Leeds and York, all the way to Newcastle, Edinburgh and beyond to Aberdeen. Then we carry on to lively Glasgow and Inverness. It’s quite a run.
How do I get a railcard?
You can buy most of our railcards online, or in our stations. Even saving up to a whopping 60% if you’re eligible. Take a closer look here.
The six cards we offer are.
16 to 25
16 to 17 Savers
Family & Friends
Disabled Persons Rail card
How fast does an LNER train go?
Our new shiny Azuma train can reach speeds of up to 125 miles an hour. Not only will your journey be more comfortable and smoother, it will be quicker. Yes, Azuma accelerates out of stations faster than any of our other trains. We love it and think you will too.
Who runs LNER?
The Department for Transport, or DfT runs LNER. They took over the franchise after Virgin Trains East Coast handed it back to the government. For us it’s a brilliant opportunity to bring rail travel up to speed and journey into the future. Are you with us?
How do you pronounce LNER?
LNER is an acronym for ‘London North Eastern Railway’, so the way we pronounce it is by using each letter separately – ‘El’, ‘En’, ‘Ee’, ‘Ar’