Northern Lights (train)

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Northern Lights
Overview
Service type Passenger train
Current operator(s) Virgin Trains East Coast
Former operator(s) East Coast
National Express East Coast
GNER
InterCity East Coast
British Rail
Route
Start London King's Cross
End Aberdeen
Distance travelled 523 miles
Average journey time 7 hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 1S11 (northbound)
1E15 (southbound)
Line used East Coast
Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Technical
Rolling stock InterCity 125
Operating speed 125 mph
The Northern Lights route map
Aberdeen
Stonehaven
Montrose
Arbroath
Dundee
Leuchars
Kirkcaldy
Inverkeithing
Haymarket
Edinburgh Waverley
Scotland / England
Berwick upon Tweed
Newcastle
Darlington
York
Doncaster
Newark North Gate
Peterborough
London Kings Cross

The Northern Lights is a named British passenger train operated by Virgin Trains East Coast. It runs daily in each direction between London King's Cross and Aberdeen via the East Coast and Edinburgh to Aberdeen lines. It is operated by diesel-powered InterCity 125 High Speed Trains as the route is not electrified north of Edinburgh.

The route is one of the longest in Britain at 523 miles and the train takes just over seven hours to cover the journey. Virgin Trains East Coast operate another two services in each direction between London and Aberdeen as well as one each day to and from Leeds.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timetable 15 May 2016 Virgin Trains East Coast

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