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Lumo offers sustainable PlusBus ticket option for Edinburgh Fringe festival

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100% electric rail operator, Lumo, is encouraging people to pair train travel with a PlusBus add on to ensure easy and sustainable travel around Edinburgh in time for the Fringe.

Lumo now offers passengers the option to add on a PlusBus ticket for £4.50 when they purchase a train ticket. The PlusBus ticket offers unlimited onwards bus and tram travel in and around the city, allowing visitors to travel around to Fringe venues comfortably and conveniently.

As well as using PlusBus to visit the Fringe festival venues throughout the city, customers will also be able to use public transport in Edinburgh to attend different tourist attractions, including:

  • The Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Explore each of the five decks of The Royal Yacht Britannia and discover what life was like during Royal service on board Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating palace.
  • The National Gallery of Modern Art
    • The National Gallery offers a vibrant programme of artist residencies, commissions, exhibitions, talks, film screenings, and workshops. The collection has been a source of inspiration to artists from all over the world.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Set in over 70 acres of beautiful landscape, visitors can experience an extravaganza of plants from around the world, learn about the Garden’s rich and diverse Living Collection and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Promoting train travel with the PlusBus add on is just one step that Lumo has taken to support this year’s Fringe festival. Encouraging sustainable travel to the city on its inter-city, all electric rail route from London via Newcastle has been a focus for the company.

Lumo hosted the first ever Fringe themed performances onboard two of its train carriages at its ‘Culture Train Live’ evening in June with local Newcastle artists including award-winning Fringe comedian Gavin Webster and popular Drag Queen Mutha Tucka.

The moving train performance travelled from Newcastle to Edinburgh and built on the collaboration with Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society which commenced with Lumo’s support of the ‘Keep It Fringe’ Fund which aims to level the playing field for artists and performers. Providing the opportunity to travel to and reap the rewards of all the Fringe has to offer – Lumo donated return tickets to all bursary recipients.

For further information, please visit the PlusBus or Lumo website.

Image credit: Lumo

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