Hyperloop could connect London to Edinburgh in just 50 minutes
The journey from London to Scotland is a long one for any travellers wanting to head up north.
Trains can take over six hours when travelling from the capital city, making it an arduous trip.
However, a new train that has been created by scientists could change all of that in the future.
Whilst currently in testing, it makes for an exciting prospect for train travel around the UK.
Called Hyperloop One, it has been designed by engineers to travel at high speeds all around the world.
This week, countries all around the world pitched to be the first to have the technology, with one of the routes being considered to be Edinburgh to London in just 50 minutes.
The train would travel up to 700mph, and would travel in a vacuum tube; an exciting prospect for commuters who face an hours travel just to get across London.
However, it is still in the early stages so travellers shouldn’t expect it in the near future, with the first test only two miles long in Nevada.
Train travel to Scotland could soon by under an hour from the UK with new high speed trains
Our vision is to, one day, connect all of Europe with our Hyperloop One system, networking the entire continent
Other cities vying to be the first for this innovative new train include Estonia to Finland and Spain to Morocco, as well as a loop around Germany.
There are three UK-based ones in the list, with another UK alternative of Scotland to Wales.
The train would be able to travel 90 miles in as little as 12 minutes so European travel could be very different in the next few decades.
Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One stated: “Our vision is to, one day, connect all of Europe with our Hyperloop One system, networking the entire continent.”
The Hyperloop One is currently being tested but could change train travel around Europe
Until then, the Crossrail is the next new exciting travel expansion.
It will certainly change the way commuters travel to London.
Of course, travellers still face huge commute times.
Workers have been found to lose 16 days a year commuting to the office.