New trains with faster acceleration will cut journey times on the East Coast Main Line by up to 22 minutes.
The Virgin Azuma Trains, which will be launched in 2018, will enable passengers to travel between Edinburgh and London in four hours.
They will accelerate from 0-125mph, which is about a minute quicker than the current fleet.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, unveiled the first of the new trains at London King’s Cross.
The 65 trains will be built by Japanese firm Hitachi at its manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Azuma is the Japanese translation for “east”.
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