‘The Ebor Flyer’

Saturday 14th April - 90mph London to York and return

Following a successful test run in April 2017, when Tornado reached a top speed of 100mph, passengers are now invited to join the locomotive on ‘The Ebor Flyer’. This will be the first public train when Tornado will be authorised to operate at speeds up to 90mph on the East Coast Main Line. The destination for this exciting excursion is York, where passengers will have up to four hours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this fascinating and historic city. This is one train not to be missed!

Tornado on her 100mph dash up the East Coast Main Line – Robin Coombes

Recreating the glory days of express steam travel, this train will follow the LNER route out of the capital heading north to collect passengers from the popular M25 railhead of Potters Bar, before roaring onwards passed the historic rail hub of Doncaster to York.

Passengers visiting York can take time to explore the city centre with the historic Minster and Shambles, or enjoy the many riverside bars and eateries. For a real rail adventure, The National Railway Museum stands close to York station and passengers may wish to visit the steam giants of the past.

Steam hauled throughout, the return journey promises to be as thrilling as the outward. On the route south passengers can be assured of a swift journey as the train travels down Stoke Bank, the location where Mallard broke the world steam speed record of 126mph in 1938.

Tickets for this train are expected to sell quickly and passengers are advised to book early to ensure their place on the first 90mph Tornado railtour.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.

Ticket Price
Standard Class£119.00
First Class Dining£265.00
Times (provisional) Outward Return
London King's Cross08.1521.00
Potters Bar (for M2508.4020.40
  • Standard Class

    A buffet car is available.

  • First Class Dining

    Includes the Great British Breakfast and a four course dinner.

    Option: Guaranteed Table for Two Dining (per seat) £25.00