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Video: New faster Virgin trains to cut London-Edinburgh journey time


A new fleet of trains with faster acceleration will cut journey times on the East Coast Main Line by up to 22 minutes, Virgin Trains has said. The trains, which will be launched in 2018, will enable passengers to travel between London and Edinburgh in four hours. They will be named Virgin Azuma, which is the Japanese translation for "east". Virgin is working with Network Rail and other industry bodies to investigate the potential for the East Coast route to be upgraded to allow trains to operate at 140mph.

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