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LUMO - Posted: September 8, 2021 - 8:51 AM Quote and reply
Lumo aims to be the green alternative to Edinburgh – London flights

7 September 2021

UK: FirstGroup has unveiled Lumo as the brand name for the East Coast Trains open access service between Edinburgh and London which is set launch on October 25 to provide ‘a blueprint for low-carbon, affordable long-distance travel’.

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A new rail service running between Edinburgh and London hopes of rivalling domestic air travel with fares starting at just £14.90.

The service, called Lumo, has said 60% of seats will cost £30 or less with a maximum one-way fare of £69.

Transporting customers around 400 miles, the budget train link will start operating on October 25.

Lumo – owned by FirstGroup – will offer two services a day each way between Edinburgh Waverly and London King’s Cross, and as more trains are procured, the frequency will increase to five daily trips.

It is hoped that the new service will provide long-distance travel for more than a million passengers per year.

The trains will also stop at Newcastle, Morpeth and Stevenage along their “open access” route.

With more than 74,500 people making the trip via domestic flights each month, FirstGroup hopes to offer a cheaper, greener alternative.

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