Northern Lights (train)
The Northern Lights is a named British passenger train operated by London North Eastern Railway. 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.
|Service type||Passenger train|
|Current operator(s)||London North Eastern Railway|
|Former operator(s)||Virgin Trains East Coast|
National Express East Coast
InterCity East Coast
|Start||London King's Cross|
|Distance travelled||523 miles|
|Average journey time||7 hours|
|Train number(s)||1W11 (previously 1S11) (northbound)|
|Line(s) used||East Coast|
Edinburgh to Aberdeen
|Rolling stock||InterCity 125|
|Operating speed||125 mph|
The route is one of the longest in Britain at 523 miles and the train takes just over seven hours to cover the journey. London North Eastern Railway operate another two services in each direction between London and Aberdeen as well as one each day to and from Leeds.