LNER has today, 25th June, become the next operator to participate in our Know Your Train service.
Know Your Train gives you more information about the rolling stock actually operating on each service, such as what it will look like and what the facilities are onboard. Using data from the operator, we’re also able to tell you what orientation the train is in and where each coach is on the service1.
During the current pandemic, information like this has become more important than ever: every type of train is different and so are the social distancing characteristics. Even two different nine car trains with the same operator can have different overall capacity. With capacity reduced at present to support social distancing, this information becomes of even greater importance. We are actively working on ways in which we can better share information about train capacities on each service.
As well as the Know Your Train features introduced with ScotRail, LNER services will also show additional information about the facilities available in each coach. On both the Azuma and InterCity 225 fleets, there’ll be symbols below each carriage on the train showing where each onboard facility is.
Realtime Trains will not be displaying the train allocations that support this service in the detailed mode as we do for other operators at present. We will also not be identifying any trains with special liveries. The use of public transport is currently recommended for necessary journeys only and, while we acknowledge our rail enthusiast users, we do not wish to encourage travel to see particular trains for now.
Header photo courtesy of Fraser Hay at 73A Photography.
- We are currently unable to provide coach letters for Azuma 5 and 10 car trains due to system limitations. [return]