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The drivers' union will not go ahead with a fresh run of walkouts that were due to begin next month.
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The train drivers union Aslef has called an extra five days of strikes at LNER in response to the threatened imposition of minimum service levels at the state-run London - Scotland service. The controversial legislation, brought in by the government in late 2023, is likely to be trialled for the first time in the latest round of rail strikes.
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Having three different types of standard-class ticket sounds about right, but some experts have expressed concerns about a loss of flexibility
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Rail passengers were left in tears by LNER's announcement, MPs slammed it as a 'disaster' and experts said people could now lose hundreds of pounds if their plans unexpectedly change.
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LNER is simplifying train tickets on the East Coast Main Line in a two-year trial from 5 February.
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LNER has announced a long-awaited speedy service between Edinburgh and London, that will launch in December if everything goes to plan - linking the two capitals in just over four hours.
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Due to heavy rainfall and flooding on parts of the track between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, LNER have cancelled all train services between the two cities for at least the rest of the day.
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LNER's draft plan for a new East Coast Main Line timetable would be a real kick in the teeth for passengers who use Berwick Railway Station if it comes into effect.
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A system harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to deter deer away from railway lines.
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The strikes involving LNER, Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry are set to impact on services running to and from Scotland. Train drivers are to stage a series of one-day strikes and a nine-day ban on overtime next month in their long-running dispute over pay.
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London North Eastern Railway has awarded CAF a contract to supply a fleet of 10 tri-mode inter-city trainsets for use on East Coast Main Line passenger services.
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LNER has cancelled several services and ScotRail is also warning of delays on some lines.
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ScotRail and LNER services are to be severely affected across the weekend due to a flood and yellow weather warning.
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LNER is warning of significant disruption to its services.
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Disruption to LNER services is expected to last from Wednesday until Friday.
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LNER has released some stories of firsts on the East Coast Main Line over the last century which are available to read, listen to and see as part of an exhibition.
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Sprightly Frank Paterson was at today's launch of a multimedia photo exhibition at Newcastle's Central Station celebrating 100 years of LNER. [John Yellowlees notes: Frank Paterson began his railway career at Aberdeen in 1946.]
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A passenger onboard an LNER train was 'appalled' when she witnessed a pile of suitcases fall out of the train door towards a family trying to board, branding it 'unsafe'.
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LNER, Avanti and CrossCountry services affected as RMT members walk out at 14 train operators across England.
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LNER's 11:00 service from King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley will be known as the Carolean Express.
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Tickets for weekday LNER services will be available from tomorrow.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched a special commemorative video to mark the centenary of the iconic East Coast route operator. On 1st January 2023, LNER will celebrate 100 years since the grouping following the Railway Act of 1921. New Years Day will mark the start of a year full of celebrations for LNER who will spend the year recognising the achievements of the past as well as the potential for the future. [London North Eastern Railway has been the franchise holder for Intercity East Coast since 2018. The London and North Eastern Railway company existed between 1923 and 1948. The route itself is over 170 years old. -RS]
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An amber weather warning in eastern Scotland has been extended with flooding leading to school closures and disruption on roads and railways.
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Rail services have been hit by the weather this morning. The East Coast Line is flooded at Dalgety Bay. The Dundee-Arbroath service is suspended along with services between Aberdeen and Inverurie. ScotRail has speed restrictions on many routes.
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Some trains into Edinburgh from Aberdeen will be diverted via Stirling, causing delays. Some Glasgow trains will be scrapped. ScotRail, LNER and CrossCountry are hit.
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Today's main morning train service from Inverness to London has been cancelled.
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The LNER Azuma train (800 103) has been specially decorated with a dedicated poppy design alongside 'To those who have served, Thank You' text on either side of the front and rear driving cabs of the train.
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Members of Dunbar Community Council have expressed their confusion that ScotRail's Kids for a Quid scheme does not cover journeys between Edinburgh Waverley and Dunbar - and have called on the train operator to be clearer as to why.
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Staff shortages on LNER trains are having a direct impact on north-east passengers.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched a 2023 collectors edition calendar which celebrates 100 years since the beginning of LNER.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will open the first Family Lounge on the UK rail network at London Kings Cross Station this week.

The Family Lounge has been specially designed to help make rail more family friendly and to give families a dedicated space to wait for trains, with plenty on offer to keep children entertained and parents relaxed.
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Research revealed by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) shows family leisure trips, memory-making experiences and time spent together really matter for nine in 10 families, who are proactively searching for summer savings to manage the rising cost of living.
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Hitachi rail workers will strike for 3 days from tomorrow in a row over pay and conditions.

RMT members are seeking an agreement in line with Hitachi members in Doncaster and Hitachi North Pole maintenance which secures a deal on breaks, leave entitlement, shift length and pay.

However during negotiations, Hitachi Rail who had offered a 7.5% pay rise, then decided to withdraw paid meal breaks and a reduction in the working week elements of the offer.

Maintenance schedules on LNER, Scotrail and TPE will be disrupted as a result.
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A guide has revealed the top three railway destinations to travel to from the North East this summer - and it includes one at the top of the country.

LNER has named a trio of tantalising locations that revellers just cannot miss as millions are set to take up holidays abroad.
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Harrogate: 170461 pauses under the double bridge in Platform 3 at Harrogate working from York to Leeds on 2nd June 2022. This view looks in the direction of Leeds through the long bridges at the southern station ...
Mark Bartlett 02/06/2022

Inverness: Journey's end at Inverness for an LNER service from Kings Cross on 4th September 2019. The lead power-car was 43274 'Spirit of Sunderland'. It will not be long before this is replaced by a class 800 ...
Crinan Dunbar 04/09/2019

Lincoln Central: View north west across the platforms at Lincoln station on 20 March 2011.
John McIntyre 20/03/2011

LNER have advised passengers to avoid travelling between London and Edinburgh due to the issue on the line between Peterborough and Stevenage, which they say is expected to cause major disruption until the end of the day.
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On Tuesday, July 19, LNER have warned customers not to travel on routes south of York and Leeds, following severe disruption on Monday, July 18.
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A UK Government-owned train company is to run extra services during The Open after ScotRail services were slashed.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to lead the industry when it comes to welcoming people back to rail. New data shows LNER saw the most customers return to its services when compared with pre-pandemic usage than any other operator.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER), as part of essential maintenance work, has unveiled a new and distinctive livery for its InterCity 225 fleet.
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More of us making tracks to enjoy stress-free travel with mouth-watering menus.
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A LNER train manager is making a name for himself by entertaining passengers at stops on the Aberdeen to Edinburgh line.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is sharing a rare insight into the spectacular views of Teesside andthe Durham coast enjoyed from the drivers cab of its world-class Azuma trains.
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Hypnotherapy and relaxation expert Anna Richardson to join LNER service dedicated to masterclasses in wellbeing.
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More than 40,000 railway workers are to be balloted for strike action in disputes over jobs and pay, in a move that could affect services in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to announce the launch of its new international website, making travel simpler and smarter for overseas customers.
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LNER has announced a return to its full pre-COVID timetable from February 14. A full catering offer has also returned.
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Abbeyhill Junction: An LNER Azuma from the south slips from the Down line to the Calton North Tunnel line on the approach to Waverley on 1 April 2021. As you can probably see there were once two double tracks here, one t ...
David Panton 01/04/2021

LNER and many other train operators had to cut their services in December and January due to staff shortages caused by the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the launch of direct Azuma services between Middlesbrough and London Kings Cross with Teesside becoming the latest destination to benefit from the arrival of LNERs world-class trains.
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Middlesbrough: Teesside is the latest destination to benefit from the arrival of LNER's world class trains. The transporter bridge is in the background as an Azuma heads west from Middlesbrough. London North Eastern ...
Network Rail 13/12/2021

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the launch of direct Azuma services between Middlesbrough and London King's Cross with Teesside becoming the latest destination to benefit from the arrival of LNER's world-class trains.
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Hogmanay revellers travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow on New Years Eve are set to be hit with travel chaos as rail engineering works will shut down a line on the route.

From December 27 until December 31, all lines will be closed between Glasgow Central and Motherwell which will prevent ScotRail, LNER and CrossCountry services running on the line.
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Glasgow Central: Christmas decorations at Glasgow Central today (30th).
John Yellowlees 30/11/2016

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched a 2022 limited edition calendar following the success of the inaugural calendar created for this year.
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Berwick's MP has held talks with LNER over planned cuts to opening hours at the railway station travel centre.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed: Inside the main building. View from the footbridge which takes passengers to the stations island platform.
Ewan Crawford 29/09/2003

The train was due to begin at Edinburgh with customers recommended to make a new reservation for this service.
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Rail bosses behind LNER and Northern Rail networks shared £718,000 this year according to recent filed documents which represents an inflation-busting pay rise of six per cent.
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Pioneering partnership with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has expressed its delight that Berwick Railway Station has been highly commended in the Station of the Year (Medium) category at this years National Rail Awards.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed: The interior of the waiting room at Berwick upon Tweed station. Attractive features include traditional toilets and the book exchange rack under the window.
Charlie Niven 18/06/2016

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Inside the main building. View from the footbridge which takes passengers to the stations island platform.
Ewan Crawford 29/09/2003

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Berwick-upon-Tweed - a history lesson above the stairs down to the platforms. Watch your step...
David Panton 17/06/2009

On July 3, 1938, LNER A4 streamlined Pacific No. 4468 Mallard reached 126mph, setting a world steam speed record that has never been broken.
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Passengers on a train travelling south surprised as train announcer calls the First Minister 'Queen Nicola' and claims its 'everybody for themselves' as they approached the border.
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Watch the latest LNER video as the new fleet of Azuma trains travel the Highland Chieftain route from Inverness to Edinburgh.
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By Stewart Nicol, chief executive Inverness Chamber of Commerce. LNERs timetable consultation process involved my engagement in one of their stakeholder events and then making a formal submission on proposed changes to their daily service between Inverness and King's Cross. This is our only direct daily surface connection with London and is also the preferred choice for many in our business community seeking to have a full day of face-to-face engagement in the central belt.
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Concerns have been raised over a proposal by LNER to significantly reduce the opening times for the Travel Centre at Berwick Railway Station.
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Controversial plans to overhaul LNERs timetable on the East Coast Main Line have been delayed for at least a year.
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LNER has been urged to make changes to its proposed new timetable to protect rail services in Northumberland.
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It's simple really, the moment I step on board any mode of transport, the adventure begins and when it comes to sightseeing, especially when London bound, nothing beats a trip on an LNER Azuma as it powers along the spectacular East Coast Line.
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A rail campaign group has submitted a seven-point plan to save rail services in Northumberland that are facing the axe following the release of draft timetables for May 2022.
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Campaigners fighting plans which could see 24 rail services a day cut from timetables in Northumberland believe transport chiefs may be preparing to u-turn on the proposals.
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Train operator LNER has gone back on its decision to have its services 'operate under English guidance' while in Scotland with regards to social distancing, following criticism by the SNP.
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A public meeting will be held on Monday to discuss the proposed new LNER train timetable for 2022, which has been widely criticised as it would reduce services in Northumberland.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) nameplates from the retired InterCity 125 fleet have raised more than £12,000 for charity as enthusiasts bid for their own piece of East Coast history in an online auction.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan has submitted her formal response to LNERs consultation on its proposed new timetable for Northumberland, which would see a cut to services calling at Berwick and Morpeth stations.
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Nicola Sturgeon today told cross-Border train operators she expected them to maintain 1m distancing in Scotland after LNER scrapped it and wrongly claimed the move had been agreed with the Scottish Government.
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LNER told customers it would not enforce distancing rules when trains cross the Scottish border.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan has met with David Horne, managing director of LNER, today to express her concerns at the proposed changes to the rail network in Northumberland.
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Plans for a major reduction in rail services in Berwick have been heavily criticised by local leaders.
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LNER has explained why a major reduction in train services is being proposed in some parts of Northumberland.
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The North East [of England] is facing a near 'disaster scenario' with a new rail timetable that will see many vital services axed.
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All LNER trains from Scotland to London are sold out as the Tartan Army heads south for the England Euro 2020 match despite London Mayor Sadiq Khan urging ticketless fans to stay at home.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has begun an eight-week public consultation to seek views on its proposed significant timetable change and uplift from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has begun an eight-week public consultation to seek views on its proposed significant timetable change and uplift from May 2022.
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LNER has unveiled a series of black sand sculptures to highlight that aeroplanes and cars have higher emissions than trains in the starkest yet campaign against its competitors.
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The train operating company has a big role to play in supporting recovery from the pandemic.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has reached agreement with Hitachi and industry partners to begin the process of safely returning trains into service.
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Disruption to Scotland-London rail services due to cracks in trains is expected to continue for weeks.
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Passengers on Britain's intercity rail services face a third day of disruption as engineers continued to check high-speed trains for cracks. Trains between London and the south-west and between London and Scotland on the East Coast line are affected.
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Rail passengers in parts of the UK are continuing to experience delays after a number of high-speed trains have been removed from service due to hairline cracks.
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Hitachi apologises after cracks found in some of its trains lead to services being cancelled. [See also item on 27/04/2021 and the Railway Magazine of 03/05/2021.]
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Clayhills Yard: Saturday's 07:52 & 09:52 LNER Azuma trains parked up at Clayhills due to cracks being found in the Class 800 bogies.
Duncan Ross 08/05/2021

Rail passengers are being told to cancel travel plans after a number of high-speed Scotland-London trains had to be taken out of service as a 'precautionary measure' when hairline cracks were found.
(Permalink) Cancellations Class 800 GWR Hairline cracks Hitachi LNER

Two workers at the company which supplies train operators such as LNER have been called to disciplinary hearings days after The Scotsman revealed the caterer had told staff to make up symptoms to ensure they got Covid tests.
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A union has attacked catering company Rail Gourmet for instructing staff to tell lies to ensure they got Covid tests.
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Scotland-London operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) today vowed to significantly increase its female train drivers by more than doubling applications from women within four years.
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Twenty years on, the Selby rail crash remains the UK's worst rail disaster of the 21st Century.
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LNER, together with Network Rail and Freightliner, is hosting a virtual memorial to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Great Heck train crash. This will be held from 10am on Sunday 28 February 2021.
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The makers of LNERs new fleet of Azuma trains admitted today their horns could be blocked by a very heavy snowfall.
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Railway artist Kevin Parrish has created two stunning paintings of famous locomotives arriving in Leamington to mark the centenary of the formation of the famous 'Big Four' private rail companies and to pay tribute to the friends group which supports the town's station.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is sharing an online cooking class ahead of Burns Night on Monday (25 January) to help people create their own dish of traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.
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Rail operator LNER have reported that their services are affected due to flooding between Darlington and York.
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A train company has delivered a giant teddy bear to a toddler in Scotland on behalf family who were unable to visit her this festive period.
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LNER has confirmed that its complete fleet of IC225 push-pull trainsets formed from a Class 91 locomotive and MkIV coaches will be taken out of service temporarily.
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The Drumochter Pass features as well as The Mallard at York and Flying Scotsman at Darlington.
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London North Eastern Railway has boosted its army of cleaners as trains and stations are expected to get busier in the run-up to Christmas.

An extra 35 people have been recruited into the cleaning team, further enhancing LNERs increased levels of cleaning in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The new recruits take the total number of cleaning staff to 336, the highest number to date. LNER and its cleaning partner, Atalian Servest, is also introducing a new uniform for cleaning staff.
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To celebrate St Andrew's Day, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has released a new design of face mask, this one featuring a unique hand-illustrated stag to celebrate St Andrews Day. The new design is the sixth addition to the already popular collection of a regionally inspired facemasks, all of which have been artistically crafted to ...
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Brits are ready to swap their holidays abroad for staycations in places such as Edinburgh as the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the nations eco-conscience.

That is according to findings by train company LNER who say people in the UK are shunning overseas trips and air travel to become more sustainable.
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The Man Who Pays His Way: Why squander public cash and burn fossil fuel sending a 100-ton ghost train more than 200 miles?
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LNER Class 91s to be overhauled to keep them in traffic until 2023.
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LNER will add an extra 1,600 seats a week to its trains from next week. The increase, which comes into effect on Monday September 7, will see 10 trains added to the timetable between Scotland and England, connecting Newcastle, Durham, Berwick, Alnmouth and Darlington to York, London, Edinburgh and northern Scotland.
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The Covid-secure service, called Let's Eat - At Your Seat, will allow LNER customers to order refreshments without having to visit an onboard shop.
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Passengers have accused LNER of putting them at risk by failing to check everyone on its trains is wearing face coverings and physically distanced.
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LNER have issued a 'do not travel' warning while CrossCountry are running no services north of Edinburgh.

Those travelling to Glasgow from the south using Avanti West Coast will be forced to deal with a reduced hourly service, however most ScotRail trains are operating normally with some delays.

ScotRail said the routes most likely to affected by the weather include Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, Glasgow to Fort William, Oban and Mallaig, and Kilwinning to Largs and Ardrossan.

Services will be suspended on the West Highland Line from early afternoon until noon on Monday.

Those travelling to Largs or Ardrossan should expect disruption around high tide, at midday, with the storm potentially meaning trains will be unable to run.

Trains going between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central will terminate at start back from Dumbarton Central with a shuttle bus operating between Dumbarton and Helensburgh in both directions.
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LNER is considering changes to its brand-new Azuma trains after their bike storage compartments were condemned as downright dangerous.
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InterCity East Coast operator LNER has received approval for its Class 800 Azumas to enter passenger service, conditional on final testing being completed. The Office of Road and Rail has written to manufacturer Hitachi Rail Europe, giving authorisation for theRead more
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