The Very First LNER Azuma In Service!

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019, and LNER ran the first of its Hitachi #Azuma trains for a Press trip between London Kings Cross and Peterbrough, and back again.
    We were delighted to be invited on board, as they launched their new train and we got to explore first class, standard class, the kitchen areas, and talk to the brilliant staff on board.
    As from 15th May 2019, these trains are now being rolled out on the LNER network to Leeds, Hull and beyond ...
    Thanks to LNER for inviting us along, especially Kate and Richard for helping us out on the day.
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Comments • 1 000

  • Calum Thornton
    Calum Thornton 13 days ago

    I used Azuma for the 1st time on Thursday. Being slightly taller than average (6'4") the headrests in Standard class are at shoulder blade level, most uncomfortable

  • John LEON
    John LEON 18 days ago

    Hitachi. Well that will guarantee it’s reliable and it will give years of optimal service...

  • Andy Richards
    Andy Richards 18 days ago

    Vicki's right.. the psychological benefits of interior layouts are immense. Get it wrong and the popularity of the train, plane or bus will be lower.

  • sockington1
    sockington1 20 days ago

    will it be possible to take a journey on these trains resembling a train journey, and not like spending 4 hours in some ignorant wanker's office ?

  • Steve FTW
    Steve FTW 21 day ago

    10:31 reference to when they had the argument on All the stations at Peterborough

  • Nicholas
    Nicholas 26 days ago

    It's great that St Pancras will have an East Midlands version of the Azuma.

  • Neil Hendry
    Neil Hendry 28 days ago

    I want to drive this. That cab!

  • 69_fishsoup_69
    69_fishsoup_69 Month ago

    I love these so much I'm spending £90 to ride one for a day. Do I make bad choices: yes

  • Clowny's Adventures

    "The fist of quality" 😂 that left me laughing for minutes😂

  • Xenia Brunel
    Xenia Brunel Month ago

    The fist of quality on a train tells you how well built the train is :)

  • Jack Shiels
    Jack Shiels Month ago

    Great video

  • Forza223 Bowe
    Forza223 Bowe Month ago

    Looks nice from the outside, however I was less than impressed with the first class offering looked rather drab and a big step down from the old trains in terms of comfort. I found the motor noise loud and the train noisy that shouldn’t happen

  • Tom Haigh
    Tom Haigh Month ago +1

    Are these the same type of trains that great western Railway use

  • Cameron Johnston
    Cameron Johnston Month ago

    I must admit I’ll miss the HSTs when they go but this is progress and, let’s not forget that many people would have said the same thing about the Deltics when they were usurped by the HSTs.....

  • Egikam
    Egikam Month ago +1

    Nice to see that the North Eastern Mainline is renationalised.

  • I S
    I S Month ago +1

    Fist of Quality. Of course it is quality. Japanese engineering.

  • SteamboatWilley
    SteamboatWilley Month ago

    100 more seats per train? On only 9 cars? What has been sacrificed to squeeze in more seats? Luggage space, probably.
    Also, these should have been 11 cars from the start. It's going to end up like the Pendolinos that have been extended from 9 to 11 cars after a few years in service.

  • SteamboatWilley
    SteamboatWilley Month ago

    I want an Azuma biscuit.

  • Bruce Tharpe
    Bruce Tharpe Month ago

    The Azuma is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Random Youtube Channel
    Random Youtube Channel 2 months ago

    Can't believe Pete Waterman was on the train.

  • Liam's random fun
    Liam's random fun 2 months ago

    Do a video on the Scotrail inter7city trains

  • Conin General
    Conin General 2 months ago +2

    70% of the parts were from the UK. Made in Uk factories with both UK and Japan tech and designing. Great team work between the two nations.

  • ikkyu-san
    ikkyu-san 2 months ago

    azuma‼️ happy congrats😊 from Japan🇬🇧🇯🇵❤️❤️

  • Andison
    Andison 2 months ago

    Try the fist on an Alexander Dennis bus and it will shatter.

  • Justin Cryer
    Justin Cryer 2 months ago

    14:43 onward you 2 on top form, Vicki on pure wind up mode and that is the most high pitched cheerful bye from her with the happiest of smiles. Pure televisual gold.

  • Sophei Cui
    Sophei Cui 2 months ago

    I went on the cab of that exact train with my friend

  • Alan Dawson
    Alan Dawson 2 months ago

    Bugger, we were traveling in England from Australia and had a trip booked from Leeds to Kings Cross and it was a new Azuma, YES! We boarded at Leeds, announcement that there was a delay due to a line side fire, 45 mins later Service cancelled. We then squeezed onto an old train (not sure of the model) with 2 trainloads of passengers. My only chance of an Azuma ride lost. Unless we travel to England again in the future, by then the Azuma will be the old train LOL.

  • sebastian wilkins
    sebastian wilkins 2 months ago

    The new livery is rubish lner bring back the apple green and the trains are ugly

  • Apple Bryner
    Apple Bryner 2 months ago

    But does it have ac?

  • Shaun Pierce
    Shaun Pierce 2 months ago

    Who's the lady at 13:42? She's yummy.

  • Michael Martin
    Michael Martin 2 months ago

    Oh hey it's just like the Baby Shinkansen, only no doubt with less legroom, no vending machines and every twat on their mobile. Well the rail companies can't be blamed for the last one I don't suppose.
    Still, nice new express though it is, where's the new "locals" with longditudal seats to serve smaller, closer together stations? Oh, wait...

  • Intercity Trainspotting & Gaming

    14:35 what was in the bag?

  • Yeachan Eom
    Yeachan Eom 2 months ago

    ajumma? (아줌마)

  • History's Tortoise
    History's Tortoise 3 months ago +1

    Are you the "Uncle Geoff" mentioned in the LNER/Azuma advert on the radio?

  • Inspector Lestrade
    Inspector Lestrade 3 months ago

    All well and good but why are UK rail fares so dreadfuly expensive. An utter disgrace.

  • Oli44Smithson
    Oli44Smithson 3 months ago

    Whats the intro and outro song?

    • All The Stations
      All The Stations  3 months ago

  • Richard Chapman
    Richard Chapman 3 months ago


  • Patrick W
    Patrick W 3 months ago

    How did you find the seats. Have just been reading a Twitter conversation where the verdict is that they've sacrificed "Comfort for Capacity"?

  • Benjamin Lewis
    Benjamin Lewis 3 months ago

    That's just the GWR trains isn't it?

  • Peter Mitchell
    Peter Mitchell 3 months ago

    So GWR's trolley-only service is a mistake? I think I agree.

  • andrew eeles
    andrew eeles 3 months ago

    The last time I ride this line the man from Bancock Far East me from German had to ask how open the door because the line. Ran trains with windows to pull down to open the door nice to see your get there but can the price low as well as the ice from Belgium to Munich as well as speed up to this speed

  • Nate Hill
    Nate Hill 3 months ago

    I wonder if being able to cook whilst moving is like getting your sea legs? Once you do adapt, it throws you off when you ARENT moving; I can picture Terry cracking an egg at home and dropping it on the floor next to the fry pan cause it didnt move when he expected it to.

    The "Kon Tiki" adventurers mentioned after 100 days on a raft, when they got to dry land they wobbled around like drunks.

    On the continental high speed trains (ICE, TGV) you CAN lean against the window - they're that steady. OTOH on Amtrak you need to stay at least 8" away from the window or it will reach out and punch you. But then the only proper way to travel on Amtrak is by sleeper so you shouldn't be near the window anyway.

    Can never have too much Vicky...

  • Martin James
    Martin James 3 months ago +1

    They can't spell Peterborough.

  • David Young
    David Young 3 months ago

    So First Class has three rows of seats, and Standard Class has four rows? Is that the normal seating arrangement on similar trains?

  • jigme singye wangchuk
    jigme singye wangchuk 3 months ago

    Wow the dmu? How fast?

  • Nicholas Bradley
    Nicholas Bradley 3 months ago


  • Chef Tang
    Chef Tang 3 months ago

    Fist of quality. Ahh reminds me when banging hammers on the wall to sound if everything is ok

  • Noah Thompson
    Noah Thompson 3 months ago

    Sad Virgin is no more :(

  • TotalRevengeance
    TotalRevengeance 3 months ago

    Ugh the trains I take does not pass the elbow test and I hate it!

  • TheNeet2000
    TheNeet2000 3 months ago

    All the stations-fantastic programme. I grew up in the age of steam and as a boy train spotted on Welwyn Garden City station 20 miles south of Kings Cross. Did you young lovebirds ever visit my hometown station during your programme? Brian Atkins

  • Dom Warren
    Dom Warren 3 months ago

    Thanks Vicky I love in the East Midlands and I like the bright East Midlands Trains Livery On the outside and I love the moquet

  • Dom Warren
    Dom Warren 3 months ago

    Thanks Vicky I love in the East Midlands and I like the bright East Midlands Trains Livery On the outside and I love the moquet

  • Roamin1
    Roamin1 3 months ago

    too bad it's so far out in the country. Maybe if it were in town more people would find it and use it.

  • MeliSSa V Redline
    MeliSSa V Redline 3 months ago +1

    The interior reminded me of the Narita Express in Tokyo when I was there in 2014. When I looked up both trains they look totally different...
    Fast trains in Australia are totally non existent. A fast train is a modern train on a track that was built for steam locomotives. That's why I loved the Shinkansen in Japan, together with the Narita Express of course.

  • High Path
    High Path 3 months ago

    New Challenge For You

  • TopAbandonedPlaces | URBEX

    You should do the Isle of Man Steam Railway it’s quite unique

  • Trainspotter uk
    Trainspotter uk 3 months ago

  • xxxyorks
    xxxyorks 3 months ago

    I wonder where Richard Branson is?

  • Genki Matsukawa
    Genki Matsukawa 3 months ago

    Seems everyone is super happy with the new one but was the former one really bad?

  • xd_polum
    xd_polum 3 months ago

    I actually rode on this 24th may didn’t know how new they were. It wasn’t great as there was tones of people standing.