Celebrate Azuma’s First Birthday

You could be in with a chance of becoming part of rail history by suggesting a name for one of our new Azuma trains.

Enter your name suggestion and details below…

One year of Azuma

This month we are celebrating the first year of our Azuma trains being in service! Since launching on 15 May 2019, the new fleet has been rolling out across our route and so far have taken more than 4.5 million people to their destination.

Our Azuma trains have been designed to provide more journeys, more often with more style in a more environmentally friendly way, bringing LNER to the forefront in the future of rail.

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

How to enter

To celebrate Azuma’s first birthday, we are excited to be opening nominations for you to be part of history by putting forward a name suggestion for one of our trains.

Suggestions could perhaps reflect the history of the LNER route by honouring old names, or new ideas to pay homage to the communities and destinations we’ll serve in 2020 and beyond. If there’s someone in the community who deserves recognition, a landmark which you’d like to see noticed or an organisation that warrants special attention, we’d love to hear from you!

The best suggestions will be shortlisted by our panel, with the favourites making it through to our new fleet of trains.

To send us your idea, complete the form below to enter before Monday 1st June 2020.

Please enter your full name
Please enter your town/city of residence
Please enter your email address
Please suggest a train name
3. Please answer this simple question to help us reduce spam
How many letters are in the UK alphabet? *

Terms and conditions

  1. All entries should be submitted by Monday 1 June 2020 at 23:59.
  2. Only one entry of the same name will be submitted per person.
  3. LNER Azuma Naming Panel reserves the right to use as many or as few suggested names as they wish.


*Estimated saving hybrid Azuma vs a HST on London to Inverness