New Uk Train Operator

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  1. Yoinkermcskoinker

    Yoinkermcskoinker Well-Known Member

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    Lumo!
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    ... I just hope that this isn’t the final livery, yeah it’s better than plain white but it’s still boring as hell
     
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  2. Trainiac

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    Are they running on the ECML?
     
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  3. Wolfovizer

    Wolfovizer Well-Known Member

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  4. JealousSheep768

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    What happened to east coast trains?
     
  5. Trainiac

    Trainiac Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure they were taken over by LNER
     
  6. JealousSheep768

    JealousSheep768 Well-Known Member

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    No the first group open access operator. Weren't they due to start soon?
     
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  7. Gilly

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    Sounds like a dodgy lighting company rather than a serious operator to me personally!
     
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  8. Nick Y

    Nick Y Well-Known Member

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    According to the First Group press release, Lumo is a combination of the words illumination and motion.
     
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  9. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    It appears this is ECT.

    Everything adds up to it;

    Same rolling stock
    Same Company (First Group)
    Same Services
    Similar Livery (Blue)

    As for what happened to East Coast Trains, I presume they just thought "Guys, this is bland. Shake it up a little" and the rest is history...
     
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  10. Wolfovizer

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    It's the same company, just like when Avanti was called "West Coast Railway". It keeps people away so when they name the "new" company it sound like it's new rather than that old thing everyone forgot :)
     
  11. fabdiva

    fabdiva Well-Known Member

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    East Coast Trains is the legal name of the company - Lumo is the passenger facing brand and is something a bit more Googleable. This is primarily trying to compete with Coaches and Air Travel between London and Edinburgh. The idea is to try and bring new custom to the railway.
     

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