London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is one of the UK’s leading long-distance train operators with services linking London to Yorkshire, Northeast England and Scotland.

We launched our new fleet of LNER Azuma trains in May 2019 revolutionising travel and designed to connect destinations on the East Coast Mainline in a more comfortable, faster, and eco-friendly way.

Top destinations also include York, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Inverness.

  • We operate up to 3 services an hour between London and Edinburgh with a travel time of 4 hours and 16 minutes
  • up to 2 services an hour between London and Newcastle with a travel time of 3 hours and 2 minutes
  • and up to 3 services an hour from London to York hours and 2 hours and 4 minutes

Our LNER Azuma trains are sleek with spacious interiors bringing new levels of style and comfort to your journey.

In Standard Class:

You'll have an extra 7cm of legroom (compared to our legacy fleet)

More overhead and under-seat luggage space to keep valuables close by

Every seat has its own power socket

Window blinds are fitted in each carriage

There are electronic seat reservations to make it easier to find a free seat

Ergonomic seating for your most comfortable journey with us yet

First class on board our trains is all about luxury, providing you with the best travel experience at 125mph:

The seats are ergonomically designed, they are wider, and recline for added comfort

Each seat has generous legroom and larger tables for you to work

LNER Azuma has our fastest ever Wi-Fi

Power sockets and USB charging points at every seat

Complimentary at seat catering.

Our First-class passengers can also wait in comfort before travelling in our First-Class lounges. Our luxurious lounges can be found at:

Edinburgh Waverley

Berwick-Upon Tweed




Wakefield Westgate


London Kings Cross


Food & Drink onboard our trains: We service delicious, locally sourced food and drink on all our trains in Standard and First Class.

First Class passengers can expect complimentary catering from our deli, dish or dine menu served at seat.

In Standard Class you can get delicious hot food, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks from our ‘Let’s East Café Bar. You can also use our ‘Let’s Eat at Your Seat’ service to order food and drinks directly to your seat! Just scan the QR code at your seat.

London North Eastern Railway

East Coast House, 25 Skeldergate. York YO1 6DH •


Trade Enquiry Details

Name of contact:Graeme Deere
Contact Number+447594512004
Preferred method for booking for overseas trade/groups:Visible on GDS via ACP: LNER’s carrier code is 9B; Booking classes: J, C, Z = First Class. Y, B, U = Standard; London King’s Cross QQK; York QQY. Also bookable via Ctrip, Rail europe USA and ROW; Rail Europe trade, International Rail and DMC/ ground handlers in UK (eg: Abbey, Jac Travel, ASA; Hotels and More);Tour operators distributing oversees (Evan Evans, Golden tours, Tracoin, HIS)
Social media:@LNER
Max / Min group size:Minimum 9 passengers
Group rates:Contracted route rate for groups via Rail Europe for all overseas outside of Europe
FIT rates:Available for UK based DMC and Tour Operators via our brand new LNER4Agents platform Public rate in overseas country currency is available via Rail Europe, Trainline, international rail, ACP and on the GDS via ACP
Suitable for corporate /incentive visits?YES
Any additional information:We can organise Fam trips, trade incentives and training direct or via our distributors.