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There is this cool tool to calculate rail distances.

  • London [King's Cross]-York: 188 mi 40 ch = 303.4 km
  • London [King's Cross]-Newcastle: 268 mi 56 ch = 432.4 km
  • London [Euston]-Glasgow [Central (high level)]: 401 mi 34 ch = 646.0 km
  • London [Euston]-Manchester [Piccadilly]: 183 mi 52 ch = 295.6 km
  • London [Euston]-Birmingham [New Street]: 112 mi 73 ch  = 181.7 km
  • London [Paddington]-Bristol [Parkway]: 111 mi 57 ch = 179.8 km
  • Note that Bristol Parkway is an exurban station. The downtown connection is
    London [Paddington]-Bristol [Temple Meads, via Bath Spa]: 118 mi 26 ch = 190.4 km
  • London [King's Cross]-Leeds: 185.9 km = 299.2 km

Except for Glasgow, all distances are significantly shorter. Recalculated travel speeds:

  • London [King's Cross]-York: 168.5 km/h
  • London [King's Cross]-Newcastle: 151.7 km/h
  • London [Euston]-Glasgow [Central (high level)]: 156.3 km/h
  • London [Euston]-Manchester [Piccadilly]: 139.6 km/h
  • London [Euston]-Birmingham [New Street]: 133.0 km/h
  • London [Paddington]-Bristol [Parkway]: 136.5 km/h
  • London [Paddington]-Bristol [Temple Meads] (best time for direct trains: 99 minutes): 115.4 km/h
  • London [King's Cross]-Leeds: 136.0 km/h


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 18th, 2011 at 05:18:30 AM EST
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