Edinburgh to London at over 3,000mph: Mesmerising speeded-up driver’s-eye footage of a train completing the capital-to-capital journey in SIX MINUTES
- LNER has released fascinating footage of the trip down the east coast of the UK
- During the six-minute clip, the train travels at the equivalent speed of 3,274mph
- Places it passes along the way include Newcastle, York and Emirates Stadium
For those missing travelling around Britain – here’s a way to see hundreds of miles of it in mere minutes.
LNER has released mesmerising speeded-up driver’s-eye footage of a journey from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross.
In real life, it would take around four hours and 44 minutes, but in this timelapse video, filmed last year, the train travels at the equivalent of 3,274mph – and completes the journey in just six minutes.
The timelapse video starts at Edinburgh Waverley Station, where the train begins its journey
After powering through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland, the train makes a brief stop at Newcastle Central Station
Within a few seconds, the Azuma train pulls away from Edinburgh Waverley Station and scoots towards the Scottish borders.
After crossing into England at Berwick-upon-Tweed, the clip shows how the train skims the beautiful Northumberland coastline before pausing in Newcastle Central Station.
There train enthusiasts get a quick snap of the train before it moves off again and powers through the likes of Durham and Darlington, before zooming through York Station.
In the video, the train travels at the equivalent of 3,274mph – and completes the journey in six minutes
After emerging from a tunnel, the train can be seen reaching its destination of London’s King Cross station
The train carries on its journey south through Yorkshire, hurtling through Doncaster and then on to Newark Northgate in Nottinghamshire.
On the home stretch, it passes Peterborough and Stevenage before the built-up metropolis of London emerges.
The train can be seen passing sights such as Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium before heading into a series of long, dark tunnels.
In real life, the journey between Edinburgh and London would take around four hours and 44 minutes
When the train emerges, it rolls into London’s King Cross Station, which opened back in 1852, when trains looked a bit different to LNER’s 140mph electric formations.
Kate McFerran, LNER director of communications, said: ‘As we continue to provide services for key workers and those for whom journeys are essential, we wanted to bring the beauty of the East Coast route to people staying at home.
‘We often hear from people travelling with LNER about their favourite parts of our route and we’re delighted to share the stunning views far and wide.’