There’s a new train operator in town! A few years ago, there was an offer for an Open Access Operator to run services up the East Coast Mainline, and starting with two return trips a day (this will later increase to five) that’s exactly what LUMO are doing, with their ‘one class only’ five carriage train, it’s a very cheap way to travel … Things which didn’t make the edit: Legroom on seats – note that there are ‘priority seats’ which give you EXTRA legroom which was great – I can’t work out how to reserve these on their website though. Also, there are just TWO highly coveted table seats in each carriage, again I didn’t try booking a table seat but I beat these will be highly sought after. The WiFi works a treat too, and lets you to connect to their onboard streaming service which worked flawlessly for me. I *really do* think think they should remove two of the windowless seats in each carriage, and turn them into luggage rucks instead. But that’s not Lumo’s fault thought – that falls squarly with the DfT/RDG who specified how many seats their train needed to have and they had to go with that.