East Coast Railway Line: Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th March 2019.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the new Azuma trains will not be operational on the East Coast Main Line other than between London and Leeds from May 2019.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

As part of the Intercity Express Programme, the rollout of the new Azuma trains will be introduced along the whole of the East Coast Main Line in phases to reflect the 15 month train delivery schedule. The first phase of which will be in service between London – Leeds and London – Hull. LNER will announce dates for further service rollouts throughout the year.

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