High Speed Rail from London to Scotland Planned

Take a virtual (5-minute) trip on the 250 mph proposed train from London to Glasgow. All political parties agree on the need for what Secretary of State, Andrew Adonis, terms '21st century transport revolution', but the routing is less certain.

Note the video at top of the article. Work on the line could begin by 2017.

"Watch five-minute timelapsed footage of London to Glasgow journey. The government is recommending a route for a new line between London and Birmingham with a future extension to northern England and Scotland.

"It is the low-carbon, sustainable transport of the future.", said Britain's Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher

From TimesOnline: Commentary - Prepare for the fourth transport revolution:
Andrew Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport for the UK, addresses three main argument put forth by opponents to the HSR project.

"I am setting out detailed proposals for the 21st-century transport revolution -- high-speed rail -- in a parliamentary statement today."

Thanks to Allen Tacy

Full Story: High-speed rail plans announced by government

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