LNER crews begin training on Azumas
Crew training for LNER staff on Class 800/801 Azumas is well under way on the East Coast Main Line.
Running from Hitachi’s Doncaster depot, and Heaton and Ferme Park carriage sidings, paths are in place for trips to Peterborough, Retford, York and London King’s Cross.
So far, bi-mode five-cars 800201/202 have mainly been used, as well as 800103 and electric five-cars 801101/102. At the start of August, nine-car 801201 started to appear regularly on the main line, having spent most of the year at Doncaster depot.
Other LNER Azumas at Doncaster are 800105/107-109. The trains enter traffic from December 4, running to Hull and Leeds from London King’s Cross.