Beacon’s new class 803 trains are running from London to Edinburgh for the first time today on Lumo, First Group’s new 100% electric, affordable rail service.
The first passenger journeys on this service will start on Monday (25 October). First Group aims to create more than 13 million additional passenger journeys in the next decade, encouraging more people to opt for greener, electric rail travel.
Beacon CEO, Adam Cunliffe, said:
“Railways offer a safe, sustainable and cost-effective means of transport now and in the future. Lumo is reinventing rail travel with a fresh and affordable offer. Beacon is delighted to support Lumo as they attract more customers to rail, from road and air.”
The video below follows the new trains, manufactured by Hitachi Rail, through their production process, all the way to the test track.
About Beacon Rail Leasing
Beacon Rail Leasing are a rolling stock leasing company headquartered in Luxembourg and focused on serving the European and UK markets. Beacon Rail Leasing’s current portfolio includes 379 locomotives, a 1,000 freight wagons, and 575 passenger train vehicles and intercity coaches operating in 17 European countries. Beacon provides tailor made rolling stock solutions and prides itself on being agile, working collaboratively and helping each other to thrive.