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LNER (London North Eastern Railway) serves the northern and north-eastern regions of the UK from London, and the major Scottish cities ofGlasgow, and Edinburgh. Trains run throughout the day on weekdays and weekends and follow a regular schedule of one every 30min or so. This makes LNER a very reliable operator to use for the commute between these cities and London. Omio is the ideal place to book LNER tickets easily from the convenience of your home.

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LNER company information

LNER is owned and operated by the British Department for Transport. The company uses its Azuma trains on all routes, which borrow from Japanese bullet train designs and technologies. It runs the east coast trains and its lines cover just under 940 miles in total, connecting London with the areas of Leeds, Yorkshire,the East Midlands and Scotland as far as Inverness.

LNER stations and destinations

The LNER east coast service travels to several major train station destinations. The Leeds route terminates at Leeds Station, stopping at Peterborough and Wakefield, or at Stevenage and Grantham en route. The York Station Route goes via Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham and Newark. Trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station call at York, Darlington, and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Other primary destinations include Newcastle Station, Lincoln Central Station and Doncaster Stationn

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Popular routes with LNER

The most popular LNER routes are those connecting London with major UK cities in the north and north-east UK. The trains all use London King’s Cross Station as their departure and arrival point. LNER trains travel between London and Edinburgh. They run throughout the day into the mid-evening, seven days a week, at roughly half-hourly intervals. Another top route is from King’s Cross to Harrogate, with trains running at similar times and intervals. Other busiest routes are the ones incoming to Kings Cross from Leeds, York and Newcastle. These trains also run on the same schedule as the other routes.

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LNER offers and fares

Check on Omio for offers and fares – we provide real-time prices on train tickets and a comprehensive schedule of train departure and arrival times in our LNER timetable. You can compare fares at different times of day and see the approximate travel times. The LNER Perks loyalty scheme gives you free credit on joining, and will earn train ticket credit to spend on all other LNER train tickets. You’ll also benefit from this when you book through Omio by using the LNER app to retrospectively claim your credit for all the trips you book.

LNER: train types

LNER uses Azuma trains which offer a standard class and first class carriages. Their bullet train design whisks you along at about 125 mph (200 km/h). A standard LNER seat reservation comes with extra leg room, and more under-seat and overhead storage space for your luggage. Each seat has a power socket and free Wi-Fi is available. Every train has a Quiet Coach where you can relax, work or doze in peace. LNER first class trains have wider, reclining seats with more generous legroom. The seats also have individual power sockets plus USB ports. You’ll be served complimentary food and drinks when available.

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LNER: FAQs

1. I’ve got a voucher, how can I print my ticket?

  • Once you’ve booked your train ticket with Omio and redeemed your voucher, you can print it out and present it at the station if you wish, or simply download your eTicket to your mobile device to show it to them when you’re ready to board your train.

2. What services are offered by the LNER company to people with reduced mobility?

  • The LNER Assisted Travel team is always available to anyone who has reduced mobility and you can call them directly at least six hours in advance to arrange personal assistance at the station. On board facilities include accessible toilets and audio guides to seats. Wheelchair space is provided, measuring 120 cm x 70 cm, and you can also bring a mobility scooter, as long as it fits within the allotted wheelchair space.

3. How much luggage can I take on an LNER train and can I bring my bike?

  • You can take up to three items of luggage on the train, limited to one large suitcase, plus a carry bag or a small handbag. The maximum suitcase dimensions are 90 cm x 70 cm by 30 cm. If you want to travel with a bike, you can store a foldable one with your luggage in the passenger area. If your bike does not fold, you can make a free bike reservation after you’ve bought your ticket.

4. What are the services on board LNER trains?

  • You can get locally-sourced meals on board, and a variety of hot or cold drinks, either at the train’s Café Bar or brought to your seat using the LNER Let’s Eat seat service. Hot and cold sandwiches are also available, plus a selection of wines and snacks. Free Wi-Fi is available and each seat has its own power socket.

5. Can I take pets on the LNER train?You can travel with up to two cats, dogs or other small pets for free.

  • They’ll need to be in travel cases or on leads and are not allowed on the seats. Additional pets can be brought for an additional charge. You can contact the LNER Assisted Travel team to arrange to bring a service animal with you which won’t be any problem.

6. Why might a train be delayed?

  • Train delays can be caused by multiple factors and although rare, can sometimes be unavoidable. Trains may be taken out of service for a short while for essential maintenance and to ensure that all safety equipment is working as it should. Unexpected passenger congestion can also cause delays as trains may have to spend more time than anticipated at a particular station.

7. My last train got cancelled, what should I do?

  • If your train is cancelled you can still travel on any other LNER train on the same day to the same destination. You merely have to show your original ticket to the train manager. You will, however, need to make a free reservation on the train you’ve chosen. You will get a full LNER refund if you can’t travel at a different time on the same day.

8. What should I do if my train is late?

  • If your train is delayed for more than 30mins you’ll be entitled to a 50% refund if you’d prefer not to wait for it. You can get a 100% refund if your train is an hour or more late. These refunds apply to a single ticket or the leg of the return ticket that you’re travelling at the time.

9. Can children under 12 travel for free?

  • Only children who are under five can travel free of charge, to a maximum of two children with a fare-paying adult.

10. When do you have to make your group reservation?

  • You should make a group reservation through Omio as far in advance as possible, both to ensure that you can get all the tickets you need, and to take advantage of any early-bird discounts available.

 

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LNER timetable
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Service Disruptions: Changes to LNER services

Due to construction work along the East Coast Main Line and London King’s Cross Station, LNER trains on Saturdays and Sundays may be disrupted between 23rd November and 1st December 2019.

To see if your journey has been affected during this period, please click here.

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About LNER trains

LNER, or London North Eastern Railway, was founded in 2018 and currently operates at 12 UK stations. LNER took the reins of the iconic east coast mainline running between London and Scotland with trains running directly from London to Edinburgh. They are now introducing their new Azuma trains which will provide more comfortable seats, more leg space and faster Wi-Fi. Enjoy the beautiful UK landscapes by train with LNER next time you travel.

New: Free Wi-Fi on all LNER trains!

Exciting news for all LNER travelers - LNER now offers free Wi-Fi for all Standard Class customers, regardless of booking channel. From now on, when you travel with LNER, you will no longer need to enter a Wi-Fi code if you want to get online. All you need to do is sign in with your email address and password, or register if you're new to travelling with LNER.

The existing Wi-Fi offer for our First Class Customers has been enhanced. The speed and bandwidth have both been increased delivering a range of benefits including: faster download times, more responsive web pages and quicker connection times to email servers

LNER: timetable for popular routes

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London Kings Cross - Edingburgh
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Newcastle - London Kings cross
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York - Edinburgh
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Edinburgh - Leeds
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Doncaster - London Kings Cross

 

LNER - the most popular destinations

LNER FAQs

Can I take my bike with me onboard the LNER train?

Yes, LNER loves to be green so you can carry your bike free of charge on LNER trains as long as you have a valid ticket and you have made a reservation for your bike. Spaces are limited and subject to availability.

Can children travel for free with LNER?

Up to two children up to the age of 5 years old can travel free of charge with a fare paying adult. Please bear in mind that as they do not have a ticket, on busy services you will be expected to sit them on your lap. You will need a Childs ticket for any additional children (even if they are under 5). If your children are aged between 5 and 15 LNEW offer discounted fares.

Can I change my LNER ticket?

If a ticket can be changed, there's usually an administration fee of £10 per ticket. Get in touch with the Omio customer care team if you have further inquires or need help changing a LNER train ticket.