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London to Glasgow in five minutes

15 August 2012 Last updated at 12:10 BST

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 this video.

First broadcast 15 December 2008.