LNER launches family-friendly lounge

Broadcaster and railway historian Tim Dunn adding the finishing touches to a Hornby 'OO' model railway layout featuring Gresley 'A3' 4472 Flying Scotsman and an LNER Azuma train, with Holly, age 5, and Miles Trainor-McFerran, age 10, at the new London North Eastern Railway (LNER) Family Lounge at King’s Cross Station. Credit: John Nguyen/PA Wire.

East Coast Main Line train operator, LNER, has opened its first family-friendly lounge at London King's Cross station.

The new space has been designed to provide a dedicated family-friendly area whilst waiting for trains, with easy access and a selection of seating options including beach huts with table-top games, soft play area and a bespoke Hornby model railway layout which features examples of East Coast motive power including 'OO' gauge models of Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman and an LNER Class 800 'Azuma' InterCity Express Train. 

LNER's new family-friendly lounge has opened at London King's Cross. The new space features a bespoke Hornby 'OO' gauge model layout, with suitable East Coast motive power, as demonstrated by broadcaster and rail historian Tim Dunn. Credit: John Nguyen/PA Wire.

The family lounge also includes a selection of heritage railway items donated by the National Railway Museum in York, together with driver's eye view video footage from an 'Azuma', and much more. It is available to families travelling with all rail companies.

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