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London to Glasgow in five minutes

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The £9bn modernisation of the UK's West Coast mainline, linking London and Glasgow, has been completed.

Network Rail says services will be improved and journey times cut by up to 30% - but not quite as fast as in this video clip.

With the help of a footage which has been speeded up, watch the journey from London to Glasgow in just five minutes.

For technical reasons a short stretch near Milton Keynes is missing from the route.

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