Azumas will run to the Highlands from November 25, when nine-car Class 800/1 bi-modes enter traffic between London King’s Cross and Aberdeen.
Two weeks later, on December 9, the Hitachi ‘800s’ will start serving Inverness on trains to and from London. Both routes are currently operated by High Speed Trains.
The announcement was made on September 23, the day Azumas replaced Class 91s on LNER trains between London King’s Cross and Glasgow Central.
For the FULL story, read RAIL 889, published on October 9, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from October 5.
For the FULL story on the introduction of Class 801/1s, read RAIL 888, published on September 25, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle now.