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FirstGroup Trains to Compete With Jets on London-Scotland Route

Virgin Trains As They Win The Franchise For The London-Edinburgh East Coast Main Line Rail Route
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FirstGroup Plc will begin operating trains between London and Edinburgh next month with fares the company says will be low enough to challenge discount airlines on the route.

The service, branded “Lumo,” is set to start Oct. 25 and will offer five round trips a day by early next year, with 60% of tickets priced at 30 pounds ($41.50) or less for a one-way journey, according to a statement Tuesday.