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Railways: Non-tilting Trains

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Clark of Windermere Lord Clark of Windermere Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated journey time from Euston to Glasgow using non-tilting trains to Birmingham and then on the non-high speed line northwards; and what is the present fastest journey time from Euston to Glasgow.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The estimated journey time for the new non-tilting high speed trains from Euston to Glasgow via the high speed line and then on the non-high speed line northwards is expected to be 240 minutes in 2026 when HS2 Phase 1 is operational. This is expected to reduce to 218 minutes in 2033 when HS2 Phase 2 is operational. The current fastest journey time from Euston to Glasgow is 248 minutes.

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