221 miles in just six minutes: see the Grand Central train driver’s view of the King’s Cross to Bradford journey

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A SPEEDED-UP video shows a Grand Central train making the journey from King’s Cross through Calderdale en route to Bradford in just over six minutes.

The film slows down as it enters Brighouse and Halifax stations and Grand Central hopes the footage will become a long-standing favourite with railway enthusiasts.

Screen grab from the Grand Central video showing a super-speed journey from London Kings Cross to Bradford in 6 minutes

Screen grab from the Grand Central video showing a super-speed journey from London Kings Cross to Bradford in 6 minutes

A company spokesman said it was inspired by the 1952 London to Brighton four-minute BBC film taken on a steam train.

“Grand Central wanted to put down its mark on Britain’s railway as a reminder of what routes it serves,” he said.

“It will be a talking point and a fun bit of heritage.”

The film covers 221 miles of route and was filmed in the cab of an Alstrom Corada Class 180 high-speed diesel multiple unit built in 2001.

While the speed of the 1952 film was the equivalent of travelling at 765 miles per hour, the latest film equates to 2,660 miles per hour.

To see it, log on to our website, www.halifax courier.co.uk