An endeavor to conquer the record for the quickest practice journey from London to Glasgow has failed by 21 seconds.

An Avanti West Coastline service pulled into Glasgow Central fractionally guiding the record of three hours, 52 minutes and 40 seconds established by British Rail in December 1984, the rail operator reported.

The educate experienced appeared to be on monitor to defeat the document, according to on-board rail specialist Mark Smith, identified on Twitter as The Man in Seat 61.

As the practice passed Preston, he tweeted they ended up “nevertheless half a minute ahead of plan.”

But the energy strike the buffers all around 30 miles from its spot when a non permanent speed restrict on the observe at Carstairs, South Lanarkshire cost 90 seconds, Mr Smith reported.

“It was a recognized hazard but they imagined we could however do it. But it truly is still the quickest teach I have ever taken from London to Scotland,” he mentioned

“The actually wonderful detail is, this pendolino did it within just the velocity limit. APT was permitted to attain 140mph back again then!”

A piper was there to greet train as it arrived at Glasgow Central Station
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A piper greeted the teach at Glasgow Central Station

The prepare, which was greeted by a bagpipes participant on the system, still left London Euston at 10.36am on Thursday.

The purpose of the history-breaking attempt was to highlight “the ease of travelling between the property nations”, reported Avanti West Coastline.

The company collaborated with govt-owned Network Rail, which manages rail infrastructure, to plot the train’s path about passenger and freight providers on the West Coastline Most important Line.


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