Edinburgh to London in eight minutes with Virgin Trains

3 Aug 2017 by Mark Caswell
Virgin Trains footage

Virgin Trains has launched a new eight-minute journey between Edinburgh and London – online at least.

Travellers can now view speeded up footage of the firm’s routes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, as part of the rail operator’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Shot from the drivers’ cabs, the YouTube videos show scenery including the Cumbrian Hills and Beattock Summit in Scotland (on the west coast route), and the bridges spanning the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead on the east coast route.

Launching the footage Danny Gonzalez , marketing director for Virgin Trains on the east coast, said:

“Train travel in Britain offers some stunning sights and we’d defy anyone to enjoy the same experience when stuck in motorway traffic or peeking through the tiny windows of a plane.

“We’re lucky enough to operate two of the most iconic, famous routes in the country. We’d encourage everyone to take the time to see these for themselves – but if you’ve only got a few minutes to spare, these videos offer a beautiful introduction.”

Customers on one of Virgin’s services can also watch real time videos of their journeys by logging onto the group’s Beam onboard entertainment service.

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