All LNER articles

  • LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs
    Rail Business UK

    LNER seeks smarter and more accessible ticket machines

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • GTR Class 717 cab interior during ETCS tests
    Rail Business UK

    Government confirms further funding for ECML ETCS rollout

    2022-06-29T15:15:00Z

    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 ...

  • LNER Azuma train
    Rail Business UK

    Ridership doubles year-on-year but still down on pre-pandemic levels

    2022-06-23T11:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road reports that 990 million rail journeys were made in Great Britain between April 1 2021 and March 31 2022, more than double the 388 million journeys in 2020-21 when the pandemic caused figures to fall to the lowest levels ...

  • MTMS hivi
    Rail Business UK

    MTMS awarded Hitachi Rail depot support contract

    2022-06-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail has awarded depot maintenance specialist MTMS a three-year contract to provide ‘comprehensive and round-the-clock’ maintenance equipment support at its six facilities maintaining Class 80x trainsets for GWR and LNER. MTMS will support infrastructure including train washing facilities, servicing spines and fuel arms, with ...

  • Reston station opening
    Rail Business UK

    Reston station opens

    2022-05-23T10:49:00Z

    UK: Reston station on the East Coast Main Line in the Scottish Borders opened on May 23. The first train to call since the closure of the previous station in 1964 was the 06.16 TransPennine Express service from Edinburgh.

  • GWR IEP
    Rail Business UK

    Safety was managed well in Class 800 cracking crisis, finds ORR

    2022-04-07T11:36:00Z

    UK: Rail industry processes ensured that passenger safety was not compromised following the discovery of bodyshell cracks on the Hitachi-built Class 800 series trainsets in May 2021, according to a report published by the Office of Rail & Road on April 7.

  • Passenger using tablet
    Rail Business UK

    SODOR enters the space race

    2021-11-17T14:15:00Z

    UK: The Satellites for Digitalisation of Railways project has been launched to demonstrate how constellations of communication satellites could be combined with terrestrial telecoms networks to provided passengers and train operators with better onboard connectivity, including in stations and tunnels. SODOR is being developed by a ...

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Fatigue and stress led to Hitachi train cracks, finds ORR

    2021-09-10T15:00:00Z

    UK: Both fatigue and stress corrosion led to the cracks that resulted in Hitachi-built Class 80x trainsets and Class 385 EMUs being withdrawn from service earlier this year, according to an interim review released by the Office of Rail & Road.

  • Passenger using a mobile phone.
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger information lessons learned from the cracking crisis

    2021-07-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has released a review into the impact on passengers from the emergency withdrawal of all Class 80x Hitachi trains and the way the crisis was subsequently handled by operators Great Western Railway, LNER, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains. The investigation ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Long-term plans to address Hitachi train cracks under development

    2021-06-30T13:16:00Z

    UK: Instrumented trainsets are providing data to help plan the work needed to repair cracking on Hitachi-built trainsets, as operators consider longer term strategies to address the issue over the life of the fleets.

  • TransPennine Express 802201 at Lamburton (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Main Line changes in planned May 2022 timetable

    2021-06-15T05:00:00Z

    UK: LNER and TransPennine Express have begun public consultation over plans to change timetables and service patterns on the East Coast Main Line from the May 2022 timetable. LNER says its proposed new timetable ‘builds on over a decade of planning and investment’ in Azuma trains ...

  • The Office of Rail & Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Lessons learned’ review of Hitachi train crack issue

    2021-06-09T15:34:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May. ORR said it would work with ...

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    Rail Business UK

    London King’s Cross station remodelling completed

    2021-06-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has completed its remodelling of the approaches to London King’s Cross station as part of its £1·2bn East Coast Main Line upgrading programme. Wholesale replacement of the track layout installed in the early 1970s has allowed the station platforms to be extended for ...

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Services ramp up as 80x inter-city trainsets return to service

    2021-05-18T14:58:00Z

    UK: Both LNER and Great Western Railway have been able to reinstate many of their inter-city services after the Office of Road & Rail reached agreement with Hitachi and the train operators over how the cracking problems with the Class 80x fleets are to be managed. Following ...

  • Hitachi is supplying GWR with trainsets under two contracts.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 80x recovery plan takes shape

    2021-05-13T08:00:00Z

    UK: Industry insiders report that progress is being made towards the reinstatement of some of the Class 80x Hitachi units currently out of service following the discovery of cracks ‘behind the lifting (jack) pocket bolster’.

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    Rail Business UK

    ​Mass cancellations as Hitachi trains grounded by cracks

    2021-05-09T19:26:00Z

    UK: A significant number of train services were cancelled over the weekend of May 8-9 after cracks were discovered in electric and electro-diesel trains constructed by Hitachi Rail for several operators.

  • gb LNER IC225 (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    LNER IC225 sets head for temporary store

    2020-12-22T10:26:00Z

    LNER has confirmed that its complete fleet of IC225 push-pull trainsets formed from a Class 91 locomotive and MkIV coaches will be taken out of service temporarily.

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    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to overhaul IC225 sets as lease extended

    2020-09-10T09:42:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail The leasing has awarded Wabtec Faiveley UK a contract to overhaul seven IC225 push-pull trainsets at its Doncaster site. This comes after operate LNER extended it lease until summer 2023, with a possible extension to summer 2024. The deal includes 10 Class ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Newcastle Central station works approved

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has obtained listed building consent for plans to ‘open-up access’ to Newcastle Central station, improve road traffic flows, increase passenger capacity and change the taxi pick-up points and short-stay parking. The initial works are expected to cost £3·46m, with £3·31m coming from the North ...

  • LNER Branding
    Rail Business UK

    LNER to operate InterCity East Coast services for a further three years

    2020-06-26T15:09:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The Department for Transport announced on June 26 that LNER would continue to operate InterCity East Coast services from London to Leeds and Edinburgh for a further three years from June 28, with an option for a further extension. Owned and managed by ...