TL1898 : LNER Azuma intercity express train at Peterborough Station

taken 9 months ago, near to Peterborough, Great Britain

LNER Azuma intercity express train at Peterborough Station
LNER Azuma intercity express train at Peterborough Station
This London North Eastern Railway (LNER) Azuma electro-diesel multiple unit was spotted at Peterborough Station. The trains, which are designated as British Rail Class 800 and were launched by Hitachi in 2014, are designed to be powered either by an external electricity supply on electrified tracks and by on-board diesel engines on non-electrified sections. This particular example was seen in January 2019 and was presumably on a test run as LNER's fleet of Azuma trains was scheduled to enter service on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) later that year.
Peterborough Station, which is viewed here from Crescent Bridge on Thorpe Road, was originally built by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and opened in August 1850. It was known as Peterborough North from 1923 until the closure of the city's former East station in 1966.
Extensive modification to both the buildings and track layout at Peterborough Station was undertaken during the 1970s and in 2013 and 2014. At the time of writing, services to and from Peterborough were operated by LNER, Great Northern, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Greater Anglia.
The Great Northern Hotel, which opened in April 1852, can be seen in the background to the right of the image.

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Peterborough Station
Peterborough Station is a major interchange on the East Coast Main Line. It opened in 1850 and was refurbished in 2004.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 January, 2019
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Peterborough 
Railway (from Tags)
East Coast Main Line  East Coast Mainline 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Train 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1872 9873 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4065N 0:14.9762W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1874 9871
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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