Podcast: Azuma – Train of the future

This year, LNER launched the new Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma express trains – due to replace their entire fleet by summer 2020.

Railway Magazine Editor Chris Milner, visits the factory in County Durham where the train is being manufactured. Find out the entire process of how the ‘brain of the train’ gets wired in, how the internal fittings are installed and the thorough testing process.


Don’t miss this fascinating insight into how a train goes from an empty body shell to running on the track. This interview is taken from the documentary Azuma: Train of the Future – available on a DVD which is issued free with the October 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine.

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Ben Stockdale

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