First British train breaks the 200 mph barrier

Wow. Fast trains in Britain? What next?

I find this news strangely disturbing. The fact we’ve been restrictred to slower trains than the continent for so long and the general decrepit state of our railways these days, it seems quite frightening that we have actually now got a rail line as fast as our European friends have.

This could be the start of a high-speed revolution in British railways that finally overturns the supremacy of the car…well, maybe not.