The ultraspeed route would still serve a good chunk of the ECML route. At least the Leeds-Edinbugh/Glasgow bit and London to these destinations. Plus it would have profitable bits of the WCML and Transpennine services covered too. I wouldn't much worry about it being unprofitable, seems like the ideal route in terms of ridership especially if they managed to get it into city centres.gothicform said:but britains most profitable train route is the one that goes from london through the east midlands to leeds.
The point of that is that the maglev tracks can actually get there, airports have good transportation links already (and parking facilities for a thing like this), and that this will be faster than flying within the UK.dronkula said:Um - if I'm reading the map correctly, it doesn't actually go to city centres just to airports.
So, the Liverpool and Manchester stations are actually Liverpool Airport and Manchester Airport. You've gotta kinda ask, what's the point in that, when airplanes can fly to those places quicker anyway....
And most people live in the suburbs. Perhaps that's why so most people don't use any public transport at all and readily fly routes like London - Manchester.all public transport is geared up for cities