British trains 'up to four times slower outside the south-east'

British trains 'up to four times slower outside the south-east'

Call for rebalancing of transport investment as research finds services from London to be much quicker than those in the north

Trains connecting Britain’s major towns and cities are up to four times slower outside the south-east, according to research.

Press Association analysis of the quickest possible trains on 19 routes found that services from London travel at average speeds of 65-93mph, compared with 20-60mph elsewhere.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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