LNER Azuma (Class 800/801)

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by snowball, 28 Sep 2018.

  1. Master29

    Master29 Established Member

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    You were the one saying they were different. These are very minor differences surely. Hardly greater knowledge is it?
     
  2. 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!
     
  3. Phlip

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    Trespasser at Hull Paragon stopped all movements in and out of Hull
     
  4. ainsworth74

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    Desperate to get a photo of the Azuma?
     
  5. darloscott

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    Cheers, I did wonder if it may have been something else. Good to see they had Hitachi staff wandering up and down the train presumably fixing minor faults during the journey.
     
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    Is this article relevant?
     
  7. swt_passenger

    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    They were completely separate and unrelated incidents, occurred on different days.
     
  8. Japan0913

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    thanks you.
     
  9. samuelmorris

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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.
     
  10. Bletchleyite

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    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.
     
  11. 59CosG95

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    From the 91/Mk4 withdrawal thread:
     
  12. 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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    Spare a thought for Aberdeen and Inverness passengers.
     
  14. Class455

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    Has NL65 been stopped?
     
  15. DannyMich2018

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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)?
     
  16. westv

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    For the Hull executive, yes.
     
  17. cactustwirly

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    Nope, still with LNER used as a hot spare on Monday - Saturdays, with it's own diagram on Sunday evenings
     
  18. westv

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    Oh, just to add that seats B41/42 have no window.
     
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    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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    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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    I often find one of those seats are occupied by someone with a laptop or a phone out on the GWR 800s.
     
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    Be interested to see how the timings are from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, compared to a 170 and HST
     
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    Should be 800105, looks like it’s 38 mins late so far, il be keeping an eye out to see where I pass it today on the way south.
     
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    800105 - 56 minutes late at Edinburgh Gateway
     
  29. Wst71Pa2

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    Went round the Fife circle o_O
     
  30. gsnedders

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    Not very surprising? It's a route signed by LNER drivers, and it's easier to get a path on than the coastal line (given you're essentially only competing with Fife Circle services, v. everything!).
     

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