A new, 100 per cent electric rail service is set to start running between London and Edinburgh, in a bid to encourage greener and more affordable travel between the capitals.
Called Lumo, it will provide low-carbon, affordable long-distance travel for over one million passengers per year.
Single tickets between the capitals will start from £14.90.
Services start on 25 October, with their frequency increasing over time to a maximum of ten services per day by early next year.
Lumo trains will run on the East Coast Main Line and call at Newcastle, Morpeth and Stevenage, helping to improve regional connectivity while offering alternatives to Newcastle and Luton airports.
Helen Wylde, Managing Director for Lumo, said: “Travelling by rail is already the greenest form of long-distance travel in the UK. Lumo will take this further, being the ‘greenest in class’ with state-of-the-art electric trains and a service to match.
"We have a commitment to finding greener, smarter and more comfortable ways to get people from A to B – and we welcome anyone’s perspective on that.”