New Edinburgh London service

Status
Not open for further replies.

snakeeyes

Member
Joined
7 Jun 2011
Messages
210
This is in today's Times.

"A low-fare, standard class-only train service between Edinburgh and London King’s Cross will launch this year in direct competition with the state-subsidised London North Eastern Railway company.

It will be the first time in living memory that trains from different operators will compete against each other between the capitals and could present a financial headache for the government and the taxpayer."

Does anyone know what rolling stock they intend to use?
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

zwk500

Established Member
Joined
20 Jan 2020
Messages
2,456
Location
Milton Keynes
That would be East Coast Trains, using 80x Stock. There's many threads on here discussing their various options.

For general Discussion:
https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/east-coast-trains-is-this-still-going-ahead.213226/ (Closed)
https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/east-coast-trains-ltd.200201/ (closed)

For the stock speficially:
 

MarlowDonkey

Member
Joined
4 Apr 2013
Messages
1,080
It will be the first time in living memory that trains from different operators will compete against each other between the capitals
Is that really correct? Surely it was possible to travel by direct train from Euston to Edinburgh and from Kings Cross to Glasgow. Shouldn't they have said "on the same route"?
 

zwk500

Established Member
Joined
20 Jan 2020
Messages
2,456
Location
Milton Keynes
It will be the first time in living memory that trains from different operators will compete against each other between the capitals and could present a financial headache for the government and the taxpayer."
Well, only if you don't count the Euston-Edinburgh service that Virgin and Avanti have run since the dawn of privatisation...
Where will they be stopping?
Please see the threads I've linked to
 

Bletchleyite

Veteran Member
Joined
20 Oct 2014
Messages
70,470
Location
"Marston Vale mafia"
Well, only if you don't count the Euston-Edinburgh service that Virgin and Avanti have run since the dawn of privatisation...

Euston-Edinburgh is actually a more recent innovation when Virgin Trains joined together the Euston-Wolves and Brum-Edinburgh service - somewhere in the early 2010s, I think.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top