Reliable Technology for Chinese High-Speed Trains

China is home to the largest and most extensively used network of high-speed trains in the world. Based in Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) is the leading research and development institute, supporting this important industry with its specialised subsidiary, the Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Development Co. Stäubli

What’s in Store at Railway Interchange 2019

RSI Educational & Technical Training Conference The RSI Educational & Technical Training Conference aims to educate participants on new technologies and trends in the rail industry. There will be more than 50 educational sessions on subjects such as railcar maintenance, rail operations, air brake technologies, and leadership in the rail industry. A number

Mechan Adds New Landmark To Liverpool Depot

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is ensuring a newly renovated rail depot in Liverpool has the lifting power to keep its maintenance roads operating efficiently. The lifting and handling specialist has installed a brand-new jib crane at the main doors of the Kirkdale depot, to transfer bogies to storage tracks at the side

Socomec | The New Breed of Electrical Ecosystem

As a Top 100 supplier, integrated power manufacturer, Socomec, has been invited to take part in the annual CBRE Supply Partner Event on Thursday October 3rd 2019. The event showcases market leading products with an emphasis on delivering demonstrable value and exceptional user outcomes. Participants in the event are carefully selected

Calls for HS2 building works to continue despite being over-budget

The building of HS2 should continue despite being behind schedule and over-budget, a business group has claimed. Confederation of British Industry director of infrastructure Tom Thackray admitted the problems facing the high-speed railway are disappointing but insisted it “promises to bring huge economic benefits across the country”. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire He went

Trains for Blackpool | Northern Continues Fleet Roll-Out

Northern Trains for Blackpool Launch Event To mark this introduction, Northern held an event in Blackpool. Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Under-Secretary of State for Transport attended along with community leaders. Paul Maynard MP said: “The rollout of new, modern trains across the Northern network is a landmark moment in delivering

Vossloh Sells Locomotives Business to CRRC

German transport technology manufacturer Vossloh says it is selling its locomotives business to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of CRRC Ltd. Vossloh is currently unable to reveal the purchase price, as various adjustments affecting the balance sheets are still outstanding. However, the anticipated sum lies in the low single-digit

World rail infrastructure market – August 2019

Australia: ARTC has appointed Turner & Townsend and SNC-Lavalin to provide programme management office services for the Inland Rail project. Canada: Thales is to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling for Toronto’s Finch West light rail line and Stage 2 of the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa. Croatia: HŽ Infrastruktura, the Port of Rijeka

A West Highland celebration

In the first of two features focusing on the West Highland line, which marks its 125th anniversary this year, Keith Farr analyses steam-hauled journeys over this scenic and demanding route. Glasgow (Queen Street) high-level terminus is being transformed. Platforms are being extended to cope with more frequent and longer trains

Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched

AISA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension. The first departure left the Iranian capital on August 7, watched by Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Saeed Rasouli and the Turkish ambassador. The train is scheduled to run once per

Abellio Takes Over East Midlands Franchise

Abellio, which won the East Midlands franchise in April this year has started operating the line, which serves the Midland Main Line. Operating as East Midlands Railway, major calling points include London St Pancras, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, York and Scarborough. The franchise contract is set to run for eight

SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first half of 2019, Swiss Federal Railways announced on August 19 that it intended to strengthen its long-term co-operation with Austria’s ÖBB and expand the provision of both daytime and overnight trains. Suggesting that increased awareness of climate

New Electronic Interlocking at Linz Station

Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) says the new electronic interlocking at Linz Station has successfully entered service. It has been connected to the railway network for ten days now. OEBB implemented the major project without a hitch. The infrastructure arm of Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, connected the new electronic interlocking (signal

First/Trenitalia to Operate West Coast Partnership

First/Trenitalia will run the West Coast Partnership franchise from December 2019 to 2031. The two partners – FirstGroup and Trenitalia – have different areas of expertise. For example, the former is highly familiar with the British rail industry, while Trenitalia is incredibly knowledgeable about high-speed trains. The West Coast Partnership replaces

VIDEO: Unboxing Hornby’s Harry Potter modelling collection

Harry Potter continues to captivate one generation after another and now Hornby has created its own little piece of magic for fans. Muggles and magic folk of all ages will love recreating the adventure of travelling on the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross station’s iconic Platform 9¾ to Hogsmeade station… And you can bring your

Bombardier sees ‘positive market outlook’ for rail

BOMBARDIER: ‘The positive market outlook for the rail industry remains unchanged’, said Bombardier when it presented its second quarter results on August 1. ‘At Transportation, we have made significant progress and remain on track to complete the transformation by 2020’, said, Bombardier Inc President & CEO Alain Bellemare. ‘As we simultaneously

Amsterdam – Brussels trainsets ordered

NETHERLANDS: National operator NS has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 18 Intercity New Generation 200 km/h electric multiple-units, which will provide it with a pool of 20 units equipped for use on Amsterdam – Brussels services as well as domestic routes. This would enable the locomotive-hauled ICR stock which

Bombardier Transportation Appoints New EMEAI Region President

Bombardier EMEAI region president Andy DeLeone In his role as regional president, Andy DeLeone will report directly to company president Danny Di Perna. He will be wholly in charge of Bombardier Transportation’s business in the EMEAI region. For example, he will oversee customer relationship management, sales, services and project management. As EMEAI

Westbahn to operate RegioJet’s Wien – Praha trains

EUROPE: Open access operators Westbahn and RegioJet have signed an agreement under which Westbahn will take over the ‘technical operation’ in Austria of RegioJet’s international trains which link Wien, Brno and Praha. Since their launch in December 2017, these trains have been operated between Wien Hbf and the Czech border station

UK railway news round-up – August 1

On July 25 TransPennine Express accepted the first of the Nova 2 branded Civity EMUs which are being supplied by CAF and Eversholt Rail. The five-car Class 397 units will enter service later this year on TPE’s services from Manchester and Liverpool to Edinburgh and Glasgow via the West Coast

Ridership surge prompts SNCF to order more TGVs

FRANCE: SNCF Mobilités announced an order for 12 double-deck TGVs on July 31 as part of its fleet renewal strategy.  Branded TGV Océane by the operator, the Avelia Euroduplex trainsets are to be supplied by Alstom for use on routes between Paris and Metz and Nancy in eastern France, and from

Son dakika! DenizBank’ın Emirates NBD’ye devrinde imzalar atıldı – Habertürk

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Prestigious design award for Hackney Wick project

London Overground’s Hackney Wick station, which reopened after extensive redevelopment and expansion in May 2018, has won a prestigious design award from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).  The ambitious redesign, which transformed the North London Line station from a neglected site into a modern and attractive transport interchange, won

ADLINK Announces New Rugged, Fanless, Real-Time Video/Graphics Analytics AIoT Platform for Railway

ADLINK, a global provider of advanced Edge Computing products, has released its latest rugged, fanless NVIDIA Quadro embedded AIoT (AI and IoT) platform, the PIS-5500, designed for real-time video/graphics analytics applications in the rail industry. ADLINK PIS-5500 AIoT platform © ADLINK Technology Inc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by

Bakan Pekcan’dan Rus iş insanlarına: Kalite de uygun fiyat da burada – Hürriyet

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Avrupa’daki aşırı sıcaklar Fransa’da iki nükleer reaktörü durdurdu

Avrupa kıtasında bu yaz ikinci kez yaşanan sıcak hava dalgası nedeniyle bazı ülkelerde rekor düzeyde sıcaklık görülürken, ekonomi de olumsuz yönde etkilenmeye başladı. Fransız Ulusal Demiryolları Şirketi SNCF, yolculara Perşembe günü olan seyahatlerini erteleme çağrısı yaptı, ülkedeki iki nükleer reaktör soğutulamamaları nedeniyle durduruldu.

Greater Anglia: New Intercity Train Completes Test Run

In October 2016 Swiss company Stadler signed a contract with Greater Anglia to replace their fleet of intercity trains. One of the new trains has now successfully completed a daylight test run between Norwich and Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia intercity train © Greater Anglia Test Run & Training The train underwent extensive testing

Sheffield City Region rail vision launched

UK: An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region was launched by Mayor Dan Jarvis on July 18. The plan was produced by the region’s local authorities supported by organisations including Transport for the North. The proposals include a Barnsley Dearne Valley station in Goldthorpe on the Northern Powerhouse

Rail Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Zero-Emission Technology

UK: Rail Minister Andrew Jones has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to greener rail journeys. The pledge was made while visiting Steamology, a Hampshire-based company, which received £350,000 in government funding this year to invest in its ‘Water to Water’ (W2W) system. As a zero-emission compact steam generator that works using oxygen and

Network Rail: Route Directors Appointed for Eastern Region

Rob McIntosh, managing director of Network Rail’s Eastern Region, recently announced the Route Directors who will form his new senior management team. Several Network Rail employees have been appointed and will be responsible for ‘putting passengers and freight customers first’. Rob McIntosh, managing director of Network Rail’s Eastern Region © Network

Gautrain success foreshadows expansion

SOUTH AFRICA: Outline plans to extend Gautrain to serve more of the Gauteng region have been drawn up as part of an assessment of the project’s economic and social impact. About R110bn could be allocated for construction of extensions and 19 new stations, plus R24∙4bn on improvements to the existing

DB buys Westbahn’s Kiss EMUs

EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to acquire Austrian open access operator Westbahn’s fleet of 17 Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units. Announcing the deal on July 22, the German national railway said Westbahn’s four-car and six-car units had ‘achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction’; some of the vehicles are

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance consortium in April,

Unipart Joint Venture Wins Five-Year Contract Extension

UGL Unipart Rail Services Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Australian company UGL (a member of CIMIC Group), and Unipart has secured an approximate $900 million, five-year contract extension with Sydney Trains. Replacing the original two-year contract extension, UGL Unipart will continue the delivery of maintenance and logistics services for

Williams reiterates call for UK franchising changes

UK: Greater accountability and a clear customer focus are the principal requirements for reform of the UK rail sector, according to Keith Williams, the independent chairman of the rail review established by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling in the wake of the May 2018 timetable change debacle. Ahead of

EU to fund Latvian electrification programme

LATVIA: The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support the electrification of the main east–west corridor and the replacement of diesel locomotives. Only around 14% of Latvia’s 1 860 km network is currently electrified, well below the EU average of 55%, with electric traction currently only used for passenger

Return of the Brighton Belle

Restoring a 1930s all-electric Pullman train for use on the mainline is a project where the 5BEL Trust has faced and overcome numerous challenges. With the luxury train now being prepared for testing, Andy Coward brings us up-to-date with this ambitious restoration. Work on the restoration of four ‘Brighton Belle’ coaches

Iowa Northern Railway orders integrated PTC package

USA: Iowa Northern Railway has awarded Wabtec a contract to provide integrated I-ETMS Positive Train Control, LDRS-V digital video recording and data transfer and analytics capabilities across its entire locomotive fleet by late 2020. The order announced on July 10 is the first such contract won by Wabtec since its

UK: Cutting-Edge Experimental Rail Facility Gets Funding

The British government has confirmed funding for a research facility covering conventional and high-speed rail in Leeds.  The University of Leeds’ Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration has set itself the goal of revolutionising how railway systems are invented, developed and put into service in the UK and globally.

Oberösterreich railway investment programme agreed

AUSTRIA: The Land of Oberösterreich and Austrian Federal Railways have agreed an €725m programme of route modernisation, station upgrading and electrification works for 2019-30. This agreement includes the retention of all branch lines, and the roll-out of new singalling and safety systems. ÖBB is to retain ownership of all lines in the region,

South Coast Rail groundbreaking ceremony

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony at East Freetown in Massachusetts on July 2 officially marked the start of work on Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail commuter project. The $1·047bn project will extend Boston’s Middleborough Line commuter rail services to Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River, the only major cities within

Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Fleet Begins Testing

The 111 British Rail Class 720 electric multiple units Bombardier has been building for Greater Anglia have entered the testing phase.  British Rail Class 720 Aventra EMU for Abellio Greater Anglia © Bombardier Bombardier Aventra Testing Comprised of 665 vehicles in total, the first of the Bombardier Aventra trains will run at 110mph

Practice & Performance: ScotRail progress

Scotland’s railways are undergoing a transformation. John Heaton FCILT assesses the performance of ScotRail’s new traction. Standing on the concourse of Glasgow Central it is easy to assess how well the service is performing. There are no anxious groups waiting for departure platforms to be announced and arriving commuters march confidently

From the archive: BRIDGNORTH STATION: Building for the future

Ben Jones visits Bridgnorth to discover how the Severn Valley Railway is investing in new facilities to cope with ever-increasing visitor numbers.  BRITAIN’S railways are busier than they’ve ever been, and our world-class heritage lines are no exception. From miniature railways to extensive standard gauge operations such as the Severn Valley

BART Begins Traction Power Substation Upgrade Works

San Leandro station is the first on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network to get a new traction power substation.  Train at San Leandro station © Pi. 1415926535 under licence In November 2016 Californians voted in favour of Measure RR. The question put to voters was: “To keep BART safe; prevent accidents/breakdowns/delays;

China: Testing Successful for CRRC Carbon-Fibre Metro

China’s ‘Future Metro’ CRRC believes the many new technologies and materials in its new metro vehicles are the future of metros worldwide, and will drive upgrades to metro technologies, which will in turn make travelling by metro more enjoyable for passengers. Ding Sansan, Deputy Chief Engineer, CRRC Qingdao Sifang, says these carbon-fibre

New CAF Trains for Northern to Enter Service on 1 July

United Kingdom: On 1 July the first nine trains of Northern’s new fleet for local services will enter service.  A Class 331 Civity EMU for Northern by CAF © Northern The trains will operate services between Cumbria and Manchester Airport, Liverpool and Manchester Airport, and Doncaster and Leeds. In total, Northern’s new fleet

Mechan Transforms Turntable Design

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, has reinvented one of its most enduring products, saving depot operators time and money during installation. Mechan’s new turntable for use in rail depots. The Sheffield-based manufacturer has launched a new turntable design, following 18 months’ research and development into ways to overcome common problems with pit

24 June: news in brief

New Network Rail regions launched NEW regions at Network Rail went live today. The five regions are Eastern, North West & Central, Scotland’s Railway, Southern, and Wales and Western, and they will be devolved in turn into a total of 14 routes. Performance has been declining over the past five years.

Beyond the Digital Buzzwords

The New European Rail Supply Industry’s Vision on Digitalisation By Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager, UNIFE In recent years, digitalisation has been advancing at increasing speed across all industrial sectors, public entities and society at large; and the rail sector is no exception. While sometimes perceived as being conservative, the truth is that rail

Assisted travel lounge opened at Birmingham New Street

UK: Network Rail has opened a £175 000  assisted travel lounge at Birmingham New Street station for use by passengers who need help getting between trains and the station concourse. Designed with the guidance of Birmingham New Street’s accessibility forum, the lounge has bright multicoloured signs to aid the visually impaired,

FRA awards $326m for rail infrastructure works

USA: More than $326m in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements and Special Transportation Circumstances grant funding for 45 rail infrastructure projects in 29 states has been announced by the Federal Railroad Administration. ‘These investments in inter-city passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve

From the archive: The big bird that flew too far

Words: Nick Pigott As the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotive in the world at the time, Kestrel promised a motive power revolution… but it turned out to be ‘too good for its own good’! Shunned by BR despite its 125mph speed potential, it vanished behind the Iron Curtain where it became the

Camira: Made for Travelling in Style

With the ever-increasing demand on rail networks and operators striving to design trains that offer more for passengers, suppliers are being put to the test and asked to up their game in what they can provide to the rail sector. It all comes down to what defines a good train journey

18 June: news in brief

South Western strikes begin THE first of five days of strikes has begun on South Western Railway, after new talks last week failed to reach agreement over on-train staffing and the role of guards. The walkouts have closed the Shepperton branch, and trains on the Hampton Court branch will run only

SJ wins north Norway operating contract

NORWAY: The SJ Norge subsidiary of Sweden’s national passenger operator has been selected for the Lot 2 Nord operating contract, national railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet announced on June 17. The contract covers long-distance passenger services on the Dovrebanen and Nordlandsbanen routes from Oslo to Trinbdheim and Bodø, as well as the Rørosbanen,

The Network in Transit(ion)

Global Demand for Transportation is on the Rise Co-authored by: Kyle Connor, IoT and Transportation Industry Principal, at Cisco &Dani Schrakamp, Global Government Market Manager, at Cisco The past year turned out to be a success for the rail industry – outperforming the original projected growth rate, rail traffic grew at 2.9

Unipart Rail: Value through Innovation

Innovation for innovation’s sake is not a good position to take. It’s critical that innovation delivers value, helping the railways to improve and deliver a better service to operators and passengers. Our value in innovation is added though: Increasing safetyOptimising costReducing riskImproving performanceIncorporating digital solutionsIncreasing corporate responsibility At Unipart Rail we carefully assess both

Transforming the Rail Industry with AI and IoT Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by all industries to drive efficiency, improve productivity and reduce costs. The rail industry is no exception. Fuelled by intelligence from AI-driven systems and applications, railway operations are becoming safer, smarter and more reliable, significantly enhancing the passenger travel experience and freight logistics

Stäubli: Strong Connectors for Swissloop

Swissloop once again calls upon Stäubli’s performance and know-how. A new round of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition for high-speed transport systems in evacuated tubes will soon take place, following the pre-qualifications that were held in fall last year. The technical concept of the newly formed young Swissloop team from the Zurich

13 June: news in brief

Southeastern rescue deal THE Southeastern franchise has been extended until 10 November at least, after two months of talks between Southeastern’s owner Govia and the Department for Transport. Time had been running out for the negotiations, and without an agreement the DfT would have been forced to take over as ‘operator

Fleet Focus: Britain’s new trains

Exciting times are ahead as the first trains of two new fleets entered service during April and May. A total of 22 new or fully refurbished fleets are due for introduction by 12 train operators over the next three years, and The RM will be taking a closer look at

Marmaray’ın Yatan Vagonlarının Altında Kimin İmzası Var?

Vagon fabrikamızı emekliliği bekleme yerine çeviren, Güney Kore firması ile AKP’li müteahhitlerin vagon pazarına çöreklenmesini sağlayan, kurdukları düzen ile yerli üretimi kendi ceplerine aktaranlar aynıdır. Asıl ilginci TÜVASAŞ’ın arazisini veren, Hyundai Eurotem fabrikasının temelini atan, [devamı…]

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£25million support for for Scottish rail freight industry

The Scottish Government has allocated £25million to support the country’s rail freight industry over the next five years. Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced the ring-fenced funding during a visit to Freightliner’s Coatbridge Terminal on May 9. Rail freight operators, Network Rail and Transport Scotland can now put forward proposals

7 June: News in brief

Frankenstein A second rail union has called for privatisation to be reversed in the wake of a Transport Focus survey of how much passengers trust the railway industry, which left Southern trailing the list. However, the percentage of users who do trust Southern has risen from 17 per cent to

Siemens Mobility Joins Competition to Win HS2 Bid

HS2 train design as submitted by Siemens Mobility Ltd © Siemens Siemens Mobility’s Experience in the High-Speed Sector Siemens wanted to highlight its experience in the high-speed sector for both rolling stock and infrastructure. It said its Velaro platform was used in several countries, such as Spain, China, Russia, Germany, France and

High Speed 2 rolling stock bids submitted

UK: The deadline to submit bids for the estimated £2·75bn contract to design, manufacture and maintain the High Speed 2 train fleet passed at midday on June 5. Project promoter HS2 Ltd will now evaluate the five bids received and expects to announce the winner in early 2020, with entry

HS2 rolling stock bids submitted

UK: The deadline to submit bids for the estimated £2·75bn contract to design, manufacture and maintain the High Speed 2 train fleet passed at midday on June 5. Project promoter HS2 Ltd will now evaluate the five bids received and expects to announce the winner in early 2020, with entry

Bombardier and Hitachi Reveal Proposed HS2 Train Design

Not to be outdone by Alstom and its unveiling of its proposed design for the new HS2 trains, Bombardier and Hitachi also reveal their first image of their proposed HS2 train design.  Bombardier-Hitachi HS2 train design © Bombardier Bombardier-Hitachi Joint HS2 Rolling Stock Bid Bombardier and Hitachi announced in July last year that they

Visit Unipart Rail at Africa Rail 2019

Unipart Rail are exhibiting at Africa Rail 2019 on 19th & 20th June at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. We are exhibiting alongside our partner Gear Rail – leaders in railway safety and control solutions in Africa. Visit our team on the Gear Rail stand to understand more about how we deliver

Industry Insider Week 21 – 12 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 21 for 20–24 May 2019: Stadler’s Euro Dual Locomotive for ELP © Stadler Rolling Stock Euro Dual Hybrid Locomotive © Stadler Stadler Delivers More Hybrid Locomotives for European Freight Corridors Stadler have entered into a contract

German Centre for Rail Transport Research Opens

The German Centre for Rail Transport Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung, DZSF) has officially opened in two locations – Dresden and Bonn.  The German Centre for Rail Transport Research is located at the EBA, Bonn © Sir James under licenceThe centre will act as a scientific consultant to the Federal Ministry for

Network Rail Creates New Regional Managing Directors

UK railway infrastructure manager Network Rail has created new regional managing directors. The purpose behind the move is to have a more passenger-oriented approach. Railway tracks at Acton Grange © Network Rail The new managing directors are for the regions Scotland, Souther, Wales and Western, Eastern, and North West and Central. Andrew

Secure Data Infrastructure for Critical Railway Operations

SPONSORED CONTENT: THE NEED FOR MORE SECURITY With new digital technologies, modern railway companies can increase asset reliability and improve on-time performance. However, with more sensors on geographically dispersed equipment, rail infrastructures and signaling systems also become more exposed to cyber-attacks. This white paper shares cross-industry experience in creating a robust

Diversity in the Rail Sector – A Vital Investment

Mobility Needs Women Conference – Berlin, Germany On 8 and 9 May the German railway body Allianz pro Schiene held its ‘MINTeinander im digitalen Wandel – Mobilität braucht Frauen‘ conference. Allianz pro Schiene says the transport sector needs more women so that it can reach its full potential, further increase its

Hitachi Azuma Enters Service for LNER

The cutting-edge Azuma trains, which Hitachi Rail has manufactured at its site in Newton Aycliffe, have entered service on the East Coast Main Line. The first Hitachi Azuma trains begin operating on the East Coast Main Line © DfT The first Azuma (Class 800) trains will run between London and Leeds. Over the

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