An attempt to break the 36-year-old record for the fastest rail journey between London and Glasgow has failed.
Avanti West Coast and Network Rail , in association with The Railway Magazine, had teamed up to attempt to break the record for the fastest journey from London to Glasgow.
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The intercity operator’s iconic Pendolino No. 390044 departed London Euston at 10.36 for a non-stop journey to Glasgow Central, aiming to beat the current record of 3 hours 52 minutes and 40 seconds. The attempt fell short by 21 seconds.
Here are a selection of photos taken from an eventful day across the UK’s railway.