There’s a new train operator in town! A few years ago, there was an offer for an Open Access Operator to run services up the East Coast Mainline, and starting with two return trips a day (this will later increase to five) that’s exactly what LUMO are doing, with their ‘one class only’ five carriage train, it’s a very cheap way to travel …
Things which didn’t make the edit:
Legroom on seats - note that there are ‘priority seats’ which give you EXTRA legroom which was great - I can’t work out how to reserve these on their website though. Also, there are just TWO highly coveted table seats in each carriage, again I didn’t try booking a table seat but I beat these will be highly sought after. The WiFi works a treat too, and lets you to connect to their onboard streaming service which worked flawlessly for me.
I really do think think they should remove two of the windowless seats in each carriage, and turn them into luggage rucks instead. But that’s not Lumo’s fault thought - that falls squarly with the DfT/RDG who specified how many seats their train needed to have and they had to go with that.
Book tickets at the official Lumo Website : https://www.lumo.co.uk/
Roger’s Blog (A must read) : https://busandtrainuser.com/2021/10/27/luggage-looms-large-on-lumo-but-not-refreshments/
Chelsea from Cheap Holiday Expert : https://cheapholidayexpert.com/blog/how-find-cheap-lumo-train-fares-from-london-to-newcastle-and-edinburgh/
Secret Link to Tom Walker performance : https://youtu.be/dNlWQxR08lQ
On the train I also bumped into Michael who’s made a fun video too which I appear in! Go give him a play and a thumbs up too! You can watch that here: https://youtu.be/HtWjBlEv18s