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THE NETWORK RAIL PLAN JOURNEY TIMES FROM LONDON Glasgow
Now: 4hrs 10mins

9,100

High-speed line would add

seats per hour

Edinburgh
Now: 4hrs 23mins

to London, the equivalent of more than 900 flights a day

290,000

tonnes
Liverpool
Preston Now: 2hrs 8mins Now: 2hrs 7mins Warrington

of CO2 would be saved by 2030 by reducing car and plane journeys worth of benefits to the economy over 60 years by reducing travelling times

Manchester

£31.4
5,678 4,415 4,135

bn

MILES OF HIGH-SPEED LINES IN PLACE OR PLANNED BY 2025
The UK high-speed Network Rail plan would require more than 1,500 miles of rail, 170 bridges, 73 new trains, 34 miles of tunnel and 8 new stations
1,505 1,138 Italy 784 Poland 691 USA 625 Portugal 461 South Korea 442 Sweden 422 Morocco 342 Saudi Arabia

Birmingham
Now: 1hr 22mins

3,774 2,247

London
Existing high-speed rail line
215 Belgium 70* UK *Before

Channel Tunnel
Network Rail plan

France

Japan

China

Spain

Germany

Turkey

An artist’s impression of a high-speed train arriving at one of eight new stations planned in the UK

Sources: Network Rail, UIC, International Union of Railways


				
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