TRAIN enthusiasts might find this video from the BBC of some interest. It was produced to mark the completion of the West Coast Main Line upgrade and condenses the whole journey from Euston to Glasgow into five minutes.
Two things to note here:
- The £13 billion figure quoted by the Beeb in the accompanying story is inaccurate. That was the figure Network Rail inherited when Railtrack costs skyrocketed. The final cost was actually just over £8 billion. A snip.
- The actual journey from Euston to Glasgow takes a bit longer than five minutes, even when there are no delays.