17 December 2008

London to Glasgow in 5 minutes

It's the best news the rail industry has had in a very long time: the West Coast Main Line upgrade - a decade in the making - opened on Monday. This now means that Virgin Trains can, in some cases, increase the number of services it offers by 60%. It also means that journey times between London Euston and the north west and Scotland have been cut significantly.

In just over 4 hours one can travel between Glasgow and London Euston.

The BBC have managed to shave a little more time off this particular journey - about 4 hours in fact! The link below takes you to a cab ride in a Pendolino that has been speeded up to show Euston-Glasgow in 4:59.

Click here to view the footage.