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LNER's The Fast Track

LNER-Leading the way on digital innovation and smarter fares

Season 1, Ep. 3

In Episode 3, we focus on how digital innovation is transforming travel for our customers. From the award-winning LNER app, to using a QR code to order food directly to your seat, and trials of digital signs to assist with boarding, we find out about the pioneering work being done by LNER's specialist Digital Team. We also look ahead to how LNER is leading the way when it comes to fares reform, with plans to make things even simpler.

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    Hear some of the incredible stories of ‘100 Years of Firsts’ in this episode as we celebrate iconic moments from the past century on the East Coast route. From an author writing their first book, to rail records and exciting careers, a five-year-old’s first trip to a West End show, to relationships that blossomed, the major new exhibition and multimedia gallery shines a light on a century of remarkable tales:
  • 7. A focus on the future

    We focus on the future in this episode, showcasing the innovative ideas and concepts generated for this year’s FutureLabs, LNER’s flagship accelerator programme which looks at ways of making rail travel even better.We feature six startups as they pitch their technology solutions to some of the challenges faced by the rail and travel industries at a special Demo Day.From dynamic sensors devised to monitor water levels on the tracks, to using 3D printing to create new products from recycled plastic waste, we hear the inspiration behind their ideas, find out how they can help and we reveal the winner by listening to our podcast.
  • 6. Celebrating two LNER giants: Flying Scotsman returns home and a momentous milestone for Mallard

    A special episode celebrating two LNER giants as Flying Scotsman returns to the city where she was built. As she celebrates her centenary year, we hear from the family of a former driver about his proud past and we mark the 85th anniversary of the 1938 Mallard speed record with the great grandson of the man who drove the locomotive up to 126mph.  
  • 5. LNER- Life at LNER

    This bumper episode gives an insight into the great variety of careers within LNER and the diverse backgrounds and skills colleagues bring with them. From a former cathedral constable who is now a Train Manager, to an A grade student looking to a bright future, a glimpse behind the scenes of LNER’s social media team and top tips about job opportunities, take a listen to our latest podcast for an exclusive insight into what it is like to work at LNER.To find out more about LNER Careers click here:
  • 4. LNER- Century

    In a special episode, we celebrate the naming of our first liveried train as part of the Azuma fleet on the East Coast route with Named ‘Century’, it salutes LNER’s people and pioneering approach over the past one hundred years since the LNER brand first came into being in 1923. The special livery was revealed amid a fanfare and celebrations at York railway station on the 15th May 2023 and ‘The Fast Track’ was there to capture the occasion.Visit our website for more information:
  • 2. LNER- International Women's Day 2023

    This International Women's Day, LNER is proud to celebrate women from a diverse range of career backgrounds who contribute to the colourful colleague tapestry of our workforce. At LNER 43% of our colleagues are women. In this special episode, we hear from women in our business who have come from a variety of career backgrounds, including a former cruise ship dancer who now leads innovative digital projects, to a mother and daughter who work onboard. We also reveal the findings of some exclusive research.  
  • 1. LNER- Past, Present & Future

    The first episode celebrates LNER’s proud past and looks to the future. This year, 2023, marks one hundred years since the LNER brand first came into being following the grouping in 1923 after the Railway Act of 1921. Podcast host, broadcaster David Dunning, is joined by Bob Gwynne, the National Railway Museum’s Associate Curator and David Flesher, LNER’s Commercial Director. They share some of the greatest achievements of the past century and look at how LNER continues to push boundaries to create even greater feats of engineering, speed, comfort and customer service.