UK Conservatives Propose High-Speed Electric Trains

A HIGH speed rail network carrying trains travelling at 180mph will be considered by the Tories as they look for ways of relieving the congestion on Britain's roads and cutting greenhouse gases.

Published: 04-Jan-2007

The Conservatives today unveiled plans to commission detailed reports on three different options for improving Britain's railway system.

Among the eye-catching ideas is the construction of new rail links using cutting edge technology, known as magnetic levitation or Maglev, which allows trains to run at speeds of 300mph.

A more likely option is the creation of a high speed network using conventional railways modelled on the TGV trains used in France.

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