LNER (Formerly Virgin Trains East Coast & East Coast)

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Also - with the new Azuma branding - does it remind anyone of the prototype HST livery (albeit a red version of it!)?

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

91117 & 91120 have gone to europhoenix think there off to Belgium or bulgaria

(06 Oct 2019, 9:40 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: 91117 & 91120 have gone to europhoenix think there off to Belgium or bulgaria


They're being used on the MML first to test the OHLE, then 20 of them are going to Bulgaria where they'll be regeared for freight.

An azuma has appeared to crashed into 43300 at Neville hill

(14 Nov 2019, 11:06 am)GNE6312 Wrote:

An azuma has appeared to crashed into 43300 at Neville hill



800109 the Azuma.

Photos appearing on twitter.


https://twitter.com/MRWLogistics/status/...30464?s=09


https://twitter.com/nodrogvlogs/status/1...29248?s=19

'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Doesn't look good!
Ooooh Dear. Good news is both are rebuildable.

However HST after that would have to be scapped, however another company has brought HST's from LNER when Azuma comes in and replaces them. So its to be repaired and ready for new owner.
Azuma can and will be repaired. 43300, very unlikely.
From today, LNER are publishing the fleet numbers of their Azuma fleet on Real Time Trains - as with ScotRail, you need to click on the detailed page of the service.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...ssing.html

Stolen car crashes in to coach.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
LNER looks like they have a tender out for someone to build trains... they'll replace the class 225's

Delivery- up to 26 Apr 2029
Value - £500M

Deadline is 7.6.21


https://bidstats.uk/tenders/2021/W19/750583864
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
Not sure if anyone's aware but there's been LNER Azumas regularly operating up and down the Durham Coast line. Headcodes are: 

5Z60 Heaton to Shell Junction (Seaham pass 08:09)
5Z62 Northallerton East Jn to Heaton (Seaham pass 10:32)
5Z63 Heaton to Shell Junction (Seaham pass 13:58)
5Z66 Shell Junction to Heaton (Seaham pass 18:37)

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

Just a quick one to say I've travelled to London and back in the last few days. Both times travelling on azuma and was impressed with the comfort and speed they travelled.
(19 Aug 2021, 4:14 pm)idiot Wrote: Just a quick one to say I've travelled to London and back in the last few days. Both times travelling on azuma and was impressed with the comfort and speed they travelled.

I agree, they are spot on.  Folk say the seats are not good, but tbh, I have done London a few times in both Standard and First, and they are both fine.
I wasn't comfortable on the way back I felt very restless but wasn't because of the seats lol.
Not sure if it has made the press yet, but the LNER revisions for next year aren't now going ahead.
A number of reasons have been given according to an email I've not long received. 

It will be interesting to see what the implications are for the other tocs.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(26 Aug 2021, 5:03 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Not sure if it has made the press yet, but the LNER revisions for next year aren't now going ahead.
A number of reasons have been given according to an email I've not long received. 

It will be interesting to see what the implications are for the other tocs.

I wonder why. It'll be interesting to see. Haven't they still got a tender out for additional rolling stock?

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

Tweet from LNER to push their new First Class menu for services: https://twitter.com/LNER/status/1478667394994348039 (direct link: https://www.lner.co.uk/the-east-coast-ex...class/menu)

Although it seems to be at their discretion which menu is available on which service, there's a reply to one of the comments that may be of interest: "The menus are determined based on the busier services with the aim to eventually make all trains Dine and Dish. No specifics...yet!"

There seems to be more on the Deli and Dish menus for both breakfast and rest of day, although a real focus on vegetarian or vegan options, with a limited carnivore selection. The Dine menu is due to be released later in Jan.
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