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UK Ultraspeed is a proposed new ground transport system,designed to link the major cities of Britain at speeds up to 500 km/h (311mph). Key project information is available here.

UK Ultraspeed uses Transrapid maglev technology, the only ground transport system in the world certified to carry passengers at these speeds.

Update 2013: With High Speed 2, the UK risks spending around £50bn on conventional wheel-on-rail technology, although there is ample evidence that this older and slower technology would have greater capital cost, inferior capacity and city-to-city connectivity, and far less efficient whole-life operating economics than maglev. This website is intended to communicate the benefits which a Faster, Better, Cheaper and Greener maglev system could deliver in the UK, instead of HS2. These benefits remain available, should Government reconsider its technology choice.

UK Ultraspeed. 500 km/h ground transport for Britain.

Enhancing Britain's Environment.

Empowering Britain's Economy.

Transforming Britain's Transport.

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The documents and video available for download below make the Ultraspeed transport, commercial, environmental and policy case.

PDF: Factbook (9MB)

PDF: Business Case for London-North England System (2MB)

QuickTime Video: Introduction to UK Ultraspeed (104MB .m4v)

QuickTime Video: The Strategic Case for UK Ultraspeed presented from on board maglev (56MB .m4v)

QuickTime Video: The case for a Stage 1 Glasgow - Edinburgh maglev link (85MB .m4v)

Links to news and media coverage about UK Ultraspeed are here.

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