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Final tests take place ahead of launch of British 'bullet train'

Final tests have been taking place ahead of the new Azuma trains taking their first passengers between London and Leeds tomorrow.

New Azuma trains will take their first passengers between London and Leeds tomorrow. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The British answer to the Japanese 'bullet train' has been dogged by delays and technical problems.

The new fleet promises thousands more seats Credit: ITV Yorkshire

But the operator, LNER, says the new fleet promises thousands more seats, extra leg room, and more storage space for luggage.

They new trains will launch on the London to Hull service on Thursday.