London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has confirmed the company’s Azuma trains will be introduced on the route connecting Edinburgh, the North East of England and London King’s Cross from Thursday 1st August. 

The first Azuma train from Edinburgh will be the LNER ‘Flying Scotsman’ service departing Edinburgh Waverley at 0540 and is due to arrive at London King’s Cross at 0940. 

The Azuma train will be one 65 new trains being introduced on the route to replace the existing fleet of 45 trains operated by LNER on the East Coast route over the coming 12 months. 

BA increases Scottish frequency to London

British Airways is to increase its winter schedule between Scotland and London’s Heathrow Airport, operating almost 200 flights a week from October 2019 to March next year.

The frequency increases on services from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to Heathrow will start in the week beginning 27th October.

Weekly flights between Edinburgh and Heathrow will go up by three to 69. The airline will operate 63 return services a week between Glasgow and Heathrow, an increase of five compared to winter 2018/2019. Services between Aberdeen and Heathrow will increase by three a week to 50. British Airways has already announced that it will also operate a double daily service on the Inverness – Heathrow route from October 2019.