First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service[BBC News]





Date: 12/05/2016

A new budget rail service between Edinburgh and London has been given the green light by the Rail Regulator. First Group will run five services a day, with stops at Stevenage, Newcastle and Morpeth, from no later than 2021. It claimed average fares would be less than £25 and there will be only one class of carriage as First Group looks to compete with budget airlines. Stagecoach, which operates Virgin Trains East Coast on the same rails, has warned its revenue will be harmed. The open access agreement is due to last for 10 years.


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