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Budget open access service planned for London to Edinburgh line


Deniz Huseyin
19 September 2021

FirstGroup is preparing to launch a budget open access train service between London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line next month. The move comes as regulators deny a claim, in the last issue of LTT, that their decisions are unfair to open access operators.

The budget service, called Lumo, will run direct from London to Edinburgh with the aim of luring air passengers to the train as a cheaper and greener alternative. First said 60% of single fares on Lumo will cost £30 or less,...

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