Lumo (Train Operating Company) - Lumo Services - C

Lumo (Train Operating Company) - C

Lumo Services

On 26 May 2021, the first trial runs of the company's Class 803 high speed multiple units on the national rail network were conducted.

On 25 October 2021, the inaugural service commenced, initially, Lumo operated two trains per day in each direction on most week days, although Saturdays saw only one train being run for a time. From the onset of operations, the service rate was set to be progressively increased up to running five trains each way by early 2022.

At launch, Lumo promised that 60% of fares would be offered for no more than £30, with a cap of £69 on one-way tickets. According to the company, ticket sales around the launch date had exceeded expectations, and it had experienced particularly high demand for its weekend services.

As of 2023, Lumo's timetable sees trains depart each terminus at off-peak times. The vast majority of journeys run the full route from Edinburgh to London, calling at Morpeth and Newcastle. A number of services additionally call at Stevenage, for pick-up only on northbound services, and drop-off only for southbound trains. The fastest service reaches London from Edinburgh in four hours and three minutes, although the majority take around four hours and 30 minutes.

  • London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley   5 tpd

Stevenage, Newcastle, Morpeth

Stevenage is served by two trains northbound and three trains southbound Monday to Saturday, and by three trains northbound and four trains southbound on Sundays.

Lumo Overview

Lumo Franchise(s): Open-access operator
Not subject to franchising
25 October 2021 - 2031

Lumo Fleet Size: 5 Class 803s
Lumo Stations Called At: 5
Lumo Parent Company: FirstGroup
Lumo Reporting Mark: LD

Lumo Route Map

Edinburgh Waverley
London King's Cross


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