LNER’s Inside Track: Reston station opens; plan ahead for Jubilee bank holiday travel
LNER marks opening of Reston Station
Last week LNER celebrated Reston Station becoming the newest destination on the East Coast route, welcoming the local community onboard to mark the occasion, including members of Rail Action Group, East of Scotland.
Monday 23 May saw the start of a daily LNER weekday service in each direction as train services resumed after almost 60 years, with LNER’s Azuma trains connecting the community with the Scottish capital and the North of England.
The inaugural northbound service departed from Reston at 07:27, before calling at Dunbar at 07:43 and arriving at Edinburgh Waverley at 08:07. To mark the historic occasion, LNER’s Azuma carrying the special ‘Celebrating Scotland’ official tartan livery made the first journey north from Reston.
Plan ahead for bumper bank holiday weekend
With LNER services expected to be busy from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022 over four-day bank holiday weekend customers are urged to plan ahead. Celebrations will be taking place across the country to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and LNER is also getting in the spirit. Special touches to surprise and delight customers at its stations, which will be dressed in platinum Jubilee bunting, will be happening across our services.
Cream tea boxes will be available as part of the onboard selection of snacks and refreshments at the Café Bar in Standard and customers travelling in First Class can enjoy a complimentary range of locally-sourced food featured in a new summer menu. Customers can book direct, fee free and with ease using LNER’s mobile app and website, where they can register for live journey updates, select their own seat, and earn rewards by signing up to the LNER Perks loyalty scheme.