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Proposal for 2019

200 mph Trains

Following their announcement, earlier this month, of a possible 1bn spend on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, reducing the journey time between the two cities to 35 minutes, Network Rail have now announced a possible spend of 34m on  a new North-South  line linking London to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The line would run via Birmingham, Manchester and Preston.  The journey time from London to Edinburgh would be brought down to 2hrs 9 min, just over half the present journey time.

The plans would include building a new station in the centre of Edinburgh, close to Waverley Station.

Such a line would take about 5 years to plan and a further 5 years to build.  Detailed route proposals are due to be submitted to the UK Government by the end of 2009.

Edinburgh Evening News  August 27, 2009, pp.10-11



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