That's a far better livery than the one it's been running around in before.Images on twitter of an Azuma on test last night in Doncaster in an LNER livery:
Looks nice other than having "Azuma" one every carriage.
The interior looks very budget, but I guess we knew that anyway.
Can't see there being much change. They're hardly likely to rip out the seats and replace them with better ones. It'll be a splash of colour here and there and perhaps some bistro style seating in the buffet car.Apparently these are not yet the final interiors, according to this post on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChalmersCameron/status/1052243231730294785
I'm sure I've also heard David Horne suggesting there's going to be a 'big reveal' in respect of the LNER interiors for these trains.
Does all seem a but un-necessary.I don’t think it is that black and white. If ORR reckon it’s a safety issue that’s been disregarded I’d expect age won’t come into it.
Why has the ORR not stopped these trains from entering service on the GWR as well?Does all seem a but un-necessary.
However a sheet of rubber between the coaches that will bend with the train on a curve, perhaps 2m high to fill the gap looks like a simple and cheap fix.