A proposal has been submitted to create a high-speed rail line from London to Edinburgh (and Glasgow), with connections to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and Preston. The route takes the Western side of England, as opposed to the arguably more crowded East side, and cost 34 billion GBP ($55 billion). If it ever gets the go-ahead – the pessimistic tone here is because it has to now have government approval before going ahead, and the least said about government’s ability to make good decisions the better – the line will be completed by 2030, that’s 20 years time!. By then we will probably have flying cars or teleportation devices. Better late than never I guess (if the UK is lucky).