The UK and Scottish Governments agree plans to Deliver Three Hour Journeys from London to Scotland


The UK and Scottish Governments have agreed plans to cut journey times from London to Scotland to three hours. There are also additional plans to cut congestion on cross-border routes and to encourage investment across Scotland.

Robert Goodwill, the Transport Minister, said:

“Scotland will benefit from HS2 from the day it opens, with shorter journey times to London from the start. Once the full Y-network opens, it will only take around 3 hours 38 minutes to reach London from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

This report looks at ways we can build on these improvements and I thank HS2 Ltd for this work. Together with the Scottish government, we will be asking Network Rail to identify any options with a strong business case, for consideration for inclusion in future plans”.

Planning work on the new project will begin in 2017 with engineering works expected to start from 2019.