Travel A Brand-new Train Launched in the UK Today — Linking Cities Like Edinburgh and London for as Little as $20
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For these frequent travelers, a rail journey tops any other mode of transport.Today’s railroads can take you to pretty much every corner of the country—from lakes in Louisiana to the mountains in Montana, forgotten towns in the midwest, the Pacific Ocean, and everything else in between—and loyal train travelers tend to love them for the same reasons: the people you meet, the scenery you see, and the ease and convenience with which you can pop out and explore new places. We spoke to four people who plan their vacations around the rail system. They opened up about their love for the rails, what ignited it and what keeps them coming back for more.
There's now a new way to travel between London andfor about $20 each way — and it doesn't involve setting foot on a plane, paying a new airport drop-off charge, or packing the lightest bag you can find to .
Lumo is a newthat made its official debut in London on Friday, Oct. 22. Passenger services on the all-electric, low-carbon train line are set to begin Monday, Oct. 25 and will take travelers from the center of London to the heart of Edinburgh in four-and-a-half hours.
And while not everyone will be able to snag Lumo's cheapest fares, the company is promising to keep 60 percent of its available seats priced at less than $42. "Traveling in the UK should not cost a fortune, and it certainly shouldn't be the planet that pays," Lumo's Helen Wylde said in announcing.
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Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teens.About three decades later, the delights of train travel with my own family—my husband and our almost-five-year-old son—thankfully far outweigh the mishaps. We’re lucky to live in Europe, the holy grail of rail networks, and although train travel in the U.S. might not be as extensive, having the right gear and strategy helps make it as seamless as possible.
Other European countries are taking similar approaches after Swedish activistpublicly gave up flying to fight climate change. France, for example, is in favor of high-speed trains to reduce the country's carbon footprint.
FirstGroup, which owns Lumo, estimates nearly 75,000 travelers choose to fly between London and Edinburgh each month. By, passengers could cut the emissions resulting from their trips significantly. Lumo plans to help them see just how much of an impact they could have by providing carbon emissions data and calculators.
Onboard, passengers also will find a menu that's 50 percent plant-based and crew members outfitted in recyclable uniforms. "We have a commitment to finding greener, smarter and more comfortable ways to get people from A to B," said Wylde.
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The company's Hitachi AT300 trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, and there's only one class of service in effort to minimize the number of choices travelers have to make when purchasing tickets. And while the company didn't provide specific numbers,sales are doing better than expected. "We intend to reimagine rail travel and we are glad people are giving us a chance," Wylde said.
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Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles, Camilla, 74, cut an elegant figure in a floor-length, black dress as she arrived at the City of London Guildhall.Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles, Camilla, 74, cut an elegant figure in a floor-length, black dress, featuring a sophisticated V-neck to showcase the lavish gem encrusted necklace she donned and the matching earrings upon her arrival at the City of London Guildhall.