Lumo – new budget intercity rail service to rival airlines.

Lumo UK electric train service to rival internal flights

“Travelling in the UK should not cost a fortune and it certainly shouldn’t be the planet that pays” Said Helen Wylde, managing director at Lumo as they announced their new budget intercity rail service. 

The company hopes to carry more than one million passengers a year between London and Edinburgh and claims its Hitachi AT300 electric trains, will emit less than one-sixth of the carbon produced by flying. 

With a journey time of four-and-a-half hours from London to Edinburgh and the first train of the day arriving at 10am in the Scottish capital, the service hopes to provide business traveller with an attractive alternative to flying. 

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