Frequent travellers along the East Coast Mainline could find themselves out of pocket more than any other rail travellers in the country, it has been revealed.
A new study has found that all five of the top five worst value-for-money journeys lay on the East Coast line, currently operated jointly by Stagecoach Group and Virgin Group. London to Newcastle was revealed as the worst value-for-money, followed by London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, London to York and Leeds to London.
The research, carried out by Kwik Fit Insurance Services for the Press Association, found that a number of routes were actually slower than driving, with a 76-minute route from Birmingham to Norwich topping the list. Glasgow to Leeds (54 minutes) and Glasgow to York (44 minutes) came second and third respectively.