East Coast Trains is slashing the cost of its Scottish Executive ticket between Edinburgh and London in a bold move to win more business from airlines.
The ticket will cost only £99 return compared to the usual £199 from 3 February until 4 March.
This offer is only available through travel agents, and as with the normal Scottish Executive deal it is booked in standard class but automatically upgraded to first class, which means it does not contravene travel policy when first class travel is forbidden. The walk-up “anytime” return first class fare is £416.
The ticket is bookable up to 18:00 on the day before travel, and the return ticket is flexible. It includes complimentary at-seat meals in first class, and free Wi-Fi.
The Scottish Executive promotional fare will be available to book on Sterling Train Spotter tool.