LNER Azuma (Class 800/801)

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  1. transmanche

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    I don't know what the Leeds and Hull editions of Look North said, but the Newcastle edition stressed that the new trains would not be venturing any further north than Leeds - and that no date had been set for the commencement of services to/from Newcastle and Scotland.

    You can view the report on iPlayer for the next day or so, the report starts at 08:13.
     
  2. Andyh82

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    Indeed, and fully accurate as well, not often you get terms like HST, Class 91, class 800, explanations of bi mode etc, all with the correct imagery on a regional news bulletin.

    Almost the first 10 mins of Look North Leeds was taken up by the story
     
  3. td97

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    5Q90 (and I presume 5Q80) was running on electric with pan light visible tonight. Looks like some sort of interference test with 2 closely spaced units.
     
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    Due to reach Edinburgh by the end of the year but “continuing difficulties in upgrading the electrified East Coast line mean that the bi-mode trains will largely be using diesel for years to come” according to this article in The Guardian.

    Does this mean Edinburgh trains will be electric to Darlington (based on news in post #1189) and then diesel?

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...uma-fleet-ready-for-london-to-leeds-departure


     
  5. Class455

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    Does anyone know which Azuma will operate the inaugural service?
     
  6. cactustwirly

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  7. TheBigD

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    Reported elsewhere as 800113.
     
  8. 800001

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    Confirmed that 800113 will work todays official first public working.
     
  9. 800001

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    Correct, authorisation was issued late last week, should start to see electric running this week after operation instructions have been issued to drivers.

    Newcsstle should be June time, and still slight work to be done between Newcsstle - Edinburh6 as a few niggles keep popping up during testing.
     
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    The IET vehicles are 3 metres longer than a mark 3 but have only 4 more seats than a GWR high density example, and only a handful more than that compared to other refurbished mark 3 vehicles such as those with Crosscountry.

    British Rail proposed 88 seats in 26 metre vehicles over 25 years ago for the Intercity 250. I don't believe that lack of legroom is a criticism commonly levelled at the GWR IETs, irrespective of their other perceived flaws.
    There is in the former case as the HSTs are not PRM compliant after the end of this year - Although it would appear that a derogation is being sought to give a short stay of execution for a handful of sets.
    The 5 car 801s can work in multiple with the 5 car 800s to give 10 car formations over core electrified routes, before the 800 unit goes forward alone to destinations such as Harrogate or Middlesbrough.
     
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  11. Mikey C

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    Thanks, that makes sense
     
  12. Class455

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    And the first Azuma is off!
     
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    Azuma through Biggleswade around 5 minutes late
     
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    Late running Thameslink to Peterborough given priority at Welwyn and allowed to stop on mainline platform 3 at Stevenage!!!
    That is how they ruin the service!

    Edit ..only 2 late at Grantham..i expect it to recover by Doncaster
     
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    The Look North report stated one advantage of Azumi is faster acceleration which will reduce journey times from Leeds to London.

    Suggestion was a 2 hour trip time would be the norm - any idea when this will be the case?
     
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  19. MarkLong

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    Do not believe any nonsense publised by Guardian when it comes to railway.
     
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    Agreed. The Daily Heil and the Torygraph should be believed even less.
    Stick the the railway-centred papers.
     
  21. MarkLong

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    Yes, in another sentence, do not believe anything comes from Non-Railway professional media especially the MSM about the railway.
     
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    800113 at Leeds today
     

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    Good to know. I look forward to seeing them in Edinburgh soon. Pan up of course.
     
  24. MarkLong

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    And isn't the Scottish section already available for class 385 running? They are from the same company's production line.
     
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    Dunbar into Edinburgh certainly gets 385s.
     
  26. Master29

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    Still cannot understand why LNER coach A has 48 standard and GWR have 52 seats on theirs and both have wheelchair spaces.
     
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    More tables? I haven't looked at any seating plans to compare but from memory there aren't many tables on GWR 800's.
     
  28. hexagon789

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    Different seating density? Seem to both have two luggage stacks and four tables.
     
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    Video from Geoff and Vicki on the press launch trip

     
  30. hexagon789

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    Seems to be 4 in 9-car Coach A in both.
     

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