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GNER bids for high-speed rail link

Rail operator GNER has submitted an application to create an hourly high speed express train service that would cut journey times between London and Edinburgh by about half an hour.

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Rail operator GNER has submitted an application to create an hourly high speed express train service that would cut journey times between London and Edinburgh by about half an hour.

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GNER bids for high-speed rail link

Rail operator GNER has submitted an application to create an hourly high speed express train service that would cut journey times between London and Edinburgh by about half an hour.

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Rail operator GNER has submitted an application to create an hourly high-speed express train service that would cut journey times between London and Edinburgh by about half an hour.

Under the proposals new nine-carriage ‘Pendolino’ trains would be introduced, cutting journey times because they can maintain speed around bends in the track.

The proposal would also mean a London-to-Newcastle journey time of less than two-and-a-half hours.

Should the application be successful, the new service would start in December 2016.

Ian Yeowart, managing director of Alliance Rail Holdings, GNER's parent company said: “With so many northern communities benefiting from open access services, it would be extremely unfortunate if the opportunity to introduce a new open access high speed service by 2016 was not taken.”

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