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News about London North Eastern Railway, the DfT Operator of Last Resort Holdings Ltd company which operates East Coast Main Line passenger services linking London King's Cross with Yorkshire, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. 

  • LNER trains and passengers at London King's Cross station (Photo LNER)
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    Train operators launch joint innovation programme


    UK: Four train operators are to run a joint programme giving technology companies the opportunity to demonstrate AI, telecoms, quantum and other innovations in a real-world rail environment. The Future Labs programme is to be run by the government-owned operators LNER, Northern, Southeastern and TransPennine Express ...

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    InterCity East Coast direct award planned


    UK: The Department for Transport intends to directly award incumbent London North Eastern Railway a contract to continue to operate InterCity East Coast passenger services. LNER is a brand of state-owned operator of last resort DfT OLR Holdings Ltd, which has operated services on the East ...

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    LNER offers free period products on its trains


    UK: LNER says it is the first UK train operator to offer free period care products on its trains, as well as at all its stations and offices. Stickers informing customers that TOTM organic period products are available will be displayed in customer toilets onboard and ...

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    Rail regulator identifies how assistance for disabled passengers needs to improve


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has identified ways in which the provision of assistance for disabled passengers needs to be improved, following audits of how five operators are meeting regulatory requirements. ORR chose East Midlands Railway, Govia Thameslink Railway, Greater Anglia, LNER and Northern ...

  • Northern Class 333 EMU at Bradford Forster Square (Photo Northern)
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    Bradford Forster Square station remodelling funded


    UK: The Department for Transport has announced £24m of funding for the delivery of works to increase capacity at Bradford Forster Square station. A further £4m has previously been spent on design work for the project, which includes a new platform, relocating a crossover and associated ...

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    Improving mobile connectivity in King’s Cross tunnels


    UK: Rail connectivity company Linbrooke is installing bespoke antennas to eliminate mobile phone coverage ‘not-spots’ in the Gasworks and Copenhagen tunnels on the approach to London King’s Cross station. The project is being funded by LNER and undertaken in collaboration with Network Rail and mobile network ...

  • LNER trains and passengers at London King's Cross station (Photo LNER)
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    LNER scraps off-peak fares with 70min Flex ticket pilot scheme


    UK: East Coast Main Line inter-city operator LNER has launched a pilot scheme which scraps Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak fares but introduces a semi-flexible ticket which can be used up to 70 min before or after a passenger’s booked train. The trial covers travel on LNER ...

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    LNER orders CAF tri-mode inter-city trains


    UK: London North Eastern Railway has awarded CAF a contract to supply a fleet of 10 tri-mode 200 km/h inter-city trainsets for use on East Coast Main Line passenger services. The trainsets will be financed and owned by leasing company Porterbrook. CAF said the order announced ...

  • LNER trains and passengers at London King's Cross station
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    LNER has improved access for disabled passengers, says equalities watchdog


    UK: The Equality & Human Rights Commission says LNER has taken steps to improve access for disabled passengers, following a legal challenge from a visually impaired customer who received inadequate support and assistance while travelling. EHRC and LNER entered into an Equality Act 2010 Section 23 ...

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    Plastic waste 3D printing project wins LNER Futurelabs accelerator competition


    UK: London North Eastern Railway has announced the winners of its fourth annual Futurelabs accelerator programme for start-ups and SMEs. The themes were to encourage passengers to choose rail, to strengthen the sustainability of the network, to create a frictionless journey, and to explore emerging technology. ...

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    LNER Azuma reaches London Liverpool Street station


    UK: A trial LNER train has run from Finsbury Park to London Liverpool Street as part of a project to assess the feasibility of diverting services during planned disruption or significant engineering works on the operator’s route into King’s Cross. Hitachi Azuma bi-mode trainset 800 201 ...

  • LNER Azuma test train Cleethorpes
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    LNER looks at reinstating London – Cleethorpes service


    UK: An LNER Hitachi Azuma trainset has run to Cleethorpes on test to help inform any future decision about reinstating direct services between the northeast Lincolnshire seaside town and London King’s Cross. The trainset ran from Doncaster to Grimsby Town, Cleethorpes, Barnetby and Market Rasen on ...

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    East Coast Azuma charter signed


    UK: LNER, Agility Trains and Hitachi Rail have signed a ‘pioneering’ Relationship Charter covering collaboration during the remaining 23 years of the contract to provide rolling stock for use on the East Coast Main Line. In 2014 Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme awarded Agility Trains ...

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    LNER to expand single-leg ticket pricing


    UK: LNER has announced the roll-out of single-leg pricing across all journeys where it manages the pricing, with tickets going on sale from May 14 for travel from June 11. The operator said this would make ticketing ‘simpler and more flexible’. Anytime Single, Off-Peak/Super Off-Peak Single ...

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    UK: East Coast collaboration is delivering


    Almost uniquely among UK train operators, LNER is seeing ridership on its inter-city services well above pre-pandemic levels, while a collaborative approach between operator and infrastructure manager is driving up performance. Tony Miles investigates.

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    Crowns, chocolates, a named train and planning ahead as rail industry prepares for the coronation


    UK: Additional services, longer trains and queuing systems are planned to handle the crowds who are expected to travel to events marking the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6 and the concert to be held in Windsor the following day.

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    LNER seeks ideas to provide passengers with ‘next best action’ information


    UK: LNER is seeking proposals for ways to provide people arriving at stations with easier access to advice on the most appropriate train for their journey and information on the validity of their ticket. Feedback from staff and customers has identified this as a ‘pain point’, ...

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    McLoughlin berates government over northern rail failures as disruption set to worsen


    UK: TfN Chair Lord Patrick McLoughlin has described the ongoing rail disruption on routes within and to and from northern England as ‘unacceptable’. 

  • LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs
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    LNER seeks smarter and more accessible ticket machines


    UK: LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs, including the provision of real-time information, improved accessibility, and alignment with the operator’s smart ticketing ambitions. The operator’s in-station ticket vending machine contract is coming up ...

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    Government confirms further funding for ECML ETCS rollout


    UK: The government has confirmed a £950·5m tranche of funding for the East Coast Digital Programme to deploy ETCS Level 2 on the section of the East Coast Main Line between London’s King’s Cross and Stoke Tunnel, south of Grantham. The funding announced by Secretary of ...