Our new Azuma trains have arrived

Our Azuma trains travel between London, Leeds, York, Newcastle, and Edinburgh and have been designed to connect our destinations in a more comfortable, faster and eco-friendly way.

Travel on our new Azuma trains

Azuma offers you more seats in Standard, more trains, the same great fares and savings.

Book your tickets direct on the LNER website and you won’t be charged any booking fees. 

Book with confidence during Covid

We have removed our £10 admin fee and made all tickets refundable until further notice. Read the LNER COVID-19 travel advice here.

Please note that although we have recently increased our train timetable we are running a reduced timetable and have removed all catering from our trains. 

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Inside Azuma Standard coaches

Bikes on Azuma

New Let's Eat Cafe Bar menu in Standard

Inside our new First Class

Plugs and USBs at every seat in First Class

New two-course menu in First Class

Where does Azuma travel to?

Our Azuma trains call at every destination on our route, the hard part is deciding where you'll go next. Find out which destinations we travel to here

Later this year, we will also be introducing new Azuma services between Huddersfield and London King’s Cross and doubling the number of Azuma weekday services between Bradford Foster Square and London Kings Cross. 

What is an Azuma train?

Azuma brings more space for extra comfort, faster free Wi-Fi and plug sockets at every seat and with more seats in Standard we've added more great value fares. But Azuma is more than new trains – this is about us transforming train travel for everyone.

Azuma means “east” in Japanese. Our new trains use Japanese bullet train technology, built by Hitachi's UK manufacturing team in County Durham, using parts supplied from the north east. 

The facts:

  • We'll have more trains - increasing our fleet from 45 to 65 trains.
  • That means more than 100 more seats on every Azuma train will be available - and more seats means more of our great value fares.
  • The trains are a diesel-electric hybrid and are built in the north east of England using lightweight materials to make them more environmentally friendly.
  • Azuma has technology, quality and reliability built in - to  give you smoother, quieter, more reliable journeys.
  • We have 9-coach and 10-coach Azuma trains. You'll only travel on a 10-coach Azuma between London King's Cross and Leeds but because the train is made up of two 5-coach trains you can't walk all the way through. Read more here.

Just look at what they've achieved so far...

Azuma FAQs

About our 10-coach Azuma train

What bike storage is there on an Azuma train?

What wheelchair access is available on Azuma?

*Estimated savings hybrid Azuma train vs a HST on London to Inverness