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High speed rail, London Rail, All of UK

Adonis sets out high speed rail proposals

Transport secretary Lord Adonis has announced proposals to deliver an initial core high speed rail network linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, the East Midlands, Sheffield and Leeds, with trains running at up to 250 miles per hour.

The development of a 335-mile 'Y'-shaped network would bring the West Midlands within about half an hour of London, and deliver journey times of 75 minutes or less from Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester to the capital. Connections onto existing tracks would be...

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