London-Edinburgh trains to cost less than £25 with new budget rail link – The Independent

Trains between London and Edinburgh[1] are set to cost less than £25 one-way with the launch of a high-speed, low-cost rail link.

The service, proposed by FirstGroup[2], will start in autumn 2021 under the brand East Coast Trains Ltd.

Connecting the English and Scottish capitals in around four hours[3], the service is inspired by Japanese bullet trains and will call at Stevenage, Newcastle and Morpeth in Northumberland.