PHILIP SHERRATT provides a progress report on the East Coast route upgrade

King’s Cross throat works: LNER loco No 91101, with ‘Flying Scotsman’ decals, trails the 12.15 service from Leeds into Gasworks Tunnel on 10 October 2019; the work here will reinstate the pair of tracks is the eastern bore, to the
Photos by Philip Sherratt

The East Coast main line is a route in the throes of change. LNER is gradually introducing its new fleet of 65 Hitachi-built Azuma trains, with all due to be in service by the middle of next year.

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