LNER Azuma (Class 800/801)

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darloscott

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Out of interest does anyone know why the 0700 from Hull was 48 min late yesterday? It didn't knock onto my run (1103 out of London) thanks to the hefty turnaround time but it appeared to arrive in Hull on time from the depot... just curious!
 

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Out of interest does anyone know why the 0700 from Hull was 48 min late yesterday? It didn't knock onto my run (1103 out of London) thanks to the hefty turnaround time but it appeared to arrive in Hull on time from the depot... just curious!
Trespasser at Hull Paragon stopped all movements in and out of Hull
 

Japan0913

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Azuma via Saxilby this morning overhead wire damage on the SB line south of Retford
Out of interest does anyone know why the 0700 from Hull was 48 min late yesterday? It didn't knock onto my run (1103 out of London) thanks to the hefty turnaround time but it appeared to arrive in Hull on time from the depot... just curious!
Is this article relevant?
And The Wires Came Tumbling Down!
2019/05/21 The Anonymous Widower
https://anonw.com/2019/05/21/and-the-wires-came-tumbling-down/
Today, I intended to go to Doncaster on the 11:03 train to Leeds from Kings Cross.

I had intended to travel in First on an Azuma, to see what the quality was like.

So I booked an Advance ticket online for around £50.

But then the train didn’t run, as the wires had come tumbling down!

This must be the third time, I’ve been affected by faulty overhead wires on the East Coast Main Line in the last few years.

In one case, we were delayed for about two hours and in the other, it didn’t affect me for long, as I was in an InterCity 125, which drove through the problem.

I have lost my fifty pounds, as you take the risk with an Advance Ticket.

Conclusion

The electrification on the East Coast Main Line seems to be built and maintained by morons.

Next time, I take the train on the East Coast Main Line, I’ll check trains are running before buying a ticket.
 

samuelmorris

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Is this article relevant?
It's certainly inaccurate - even with an advance ticket, if the service is cancelled, the ticket is reusable. Of course, if the sole purpose of the journey was to ride the Azuma rather than actually travel anywhere, yes I suppose it's wasted, but that's a risk anyone travelling to see a specific train / unit should know they're taking.
 

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It's certainly inaccurate - even with an advance ticket, if the service is cancelled, the ticket is reusable. Of course, if the sole purpose of the journey was to ride the Azuma rather than actually travel anywhere, yes I suppose it's wasted, but that's a risk anyone travelling to see a specific train / unit should know they're taking.
Indeed. If doing that a walk-up may be better advised, as if you purchase it from the ticket office at the station of origin (i.e. from Kings Cross) I'm sure they would happily non-issue it if you returned and said why, or worst case you've lost a tenner.

I asked about this when trying the 230 for the first time, and as the ticket office was closing they just said to pay the guard if I travelled and let me through, though that won't work in every situation.
 

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From the 91/Mk4 withdrawal thread:
From Richard Clinnick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Clinnick1/status/1131216546485948416?s=19

3 IC225s (30 Mk4 vehicles i.e. 3 10-coach sets, inc. DVT) are due to go off-lease by the end of June.
Another 4 sets gone end of August.

My thoughts are that the 90s will be the first to go, with an 800/1 taking over the Newark NG run, and *possibly* extending to Lincoln Central throughout the day.
 

westv

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First time on an Azuma. First impressions were good. It was nice to see the destination showing on the side of each carriage so you know you have the right train before it's announced.
On the other hand, I just can't believe how hard and uncomfortable the seats are. It's going to be a long journey to Hull putting up with them each Friday!
Edit: I think my bum is starting to go numb!
 
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Is there just one diagram for the Azuma's at the minute? The one from Hull to London and return (with a run to Leeds and back in between)?
At the moment yes but more will come in the next month or so on the Leeds - London and possibly on the Newark North Gate services.
 

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57Tonic

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Oh, just to add that seats B41/42 have no window.
looking at the seating plans on the LNER site the windows on the 225s are shown but not on the Azuma diagrams, i seem to remember seeing a plan somewhere with "these seats have no window" or am i confusing this with Vergin West Coast. I would like to know the location of the window seats when booking.
 

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