Return ticket for tilting trains

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The Independent Online
Tilting trains are set to return to the nation's tracks - more than decade after the last British Rail carriage pulled into the sidings. Great North Eastern Railway, Britain's fastest train service, has placed an order for two new sets of Italian Pendolino trains - which will start running in 2000.

Capable of running at more than 140 miles per hour, the tilting trains are expected to cut the London to Edinburgh journey time to just 3 hours 30 minutes -two hours less than the current time. BR began developing the idea of an advanced passenger train, which tilted in motion, 20 years ago - but the project was abandoned after passengers complained of feeling queasy.

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