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The LNER HST Farewell


Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December 2019

BOOKINGS FOR THIS TOUR HAVE NOW CLOSED.

 

 

 

 

 

After more than 40 years of service on the East Coast route, the age of the InterCity 125 High Speed Trains is rapidly nearing its end as the sleek new Azuma trains gradually take over.

To mark the end of an era, LNER is restoring an InterCity 125 set to its original British Rail livery and undertaking a special four-day tour around the LNER network. As a special treat for those onboard, for the first time LNER will take the train ‘across the top’ from Aberdeen to Inverness to kick off Day One of the Farewell Tour.

Here is the four-day itinerary in detail:

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER 2019:

From Edinburgh, departing 09.46, we travel via the Forth and Tay Bridges to Dundee, then all the way up the East Coast to the Granite City of Aberdeen. We then enjoy a journey along the ‘Great North of Scotland’ route through Elgin, to the reach the Highland Capital, Inverness at 16.44.

THE HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN – THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019:

Departing from Inverness at 12.14 we enjoy scenery on a truly grand scale as we head south on the Highland Main Line. We top the famous summits at Slochd and Druimuachdar before descending to Perth and Stirling. Finally we cross Scotland’s lowland belt to arrive in Edinburgh at 16.39.

THE NORTHUMBRIAN – FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER 2019:

Today we leave Edinburgh at 09.37 and, with wonderful views over the North Sea, we’re bound for England! We cross the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed, see the Tyne Bridges at Newcastle and glimpse Durham Castle high above the River Wear. Then it’s on through York to arrive in Leeds at 16.20.

THE WEST RIDING LIMITED – SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2019:

The grand finale! Our special HST leaves Leeds at 11.01 for a special run south via Doncaster and Peterborough, pausing at most of the major stations along the way. The era of the LNER InterCity 125 finally comes to an end at London King’s Cross at 15.09.

SUMMARY OF CONFIRMED TIMINGS

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 CLASSES OF TRAVEL AND FARES

The train will include both Standard and First Class fares. A buffet car will be available for Standard Class customers. First Class fares include complimentary hot and cold food served at your seat along with an attractive selection of drinks.

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RETURN LNER TRAVEL
Special note: With the exception of the two-day Package Deal in Scotland, all the tour fares above are ONE WAY ONLY. Customers needing to complete their journey can apply to LNER Customer Care for free ticket(s) in the opposite direction, valid by LNER services only. This is what you will need to do, after you have booked the tour ticket with UK Railtours:

• Email to customer.care@lner.co.uk with the following information:
• Confirmation email of their HST farewell tour ticket purchase
• Journey details to and from their departure/arrival stations for the charter service
• Any special travel requirements (Assistance requests etc)
• Any requirements in terms of how long they would like to leave for connections, we will request a minimum of 30 minutes where practical in case of any minor delays etc
• Their home address for LNER to get the tickets to them

NOTE THAT TICKETS FOR THE ACTUAL TOUR TRAINS ARE OBTAINABLE ONLY FROM UK RAILTOURS.