Railway Performance Society Magazine - Milepost

Fastest Times Listing

The RPS has been regularly publishing details of Fastest Times between selected stations in the UK, with the listings available on The RPS website under DATA: Fastest Times Listings. The current tables try to reflect the current stopping pattern of the services which operate over each line.

For the main lines in Great Britain, the WCML, ECML, MML and GW, listings are available for pre and post 2008, to try to reflect the current defensive driving practices espoused by all train operating companies.

GB Fastest Times:

Overseas Fastest Times:

Following the success of the Great Britain edition, coverage was extended to countries operating high speed train services, 100mph or greater maximum speed, around the world. Subsequent listings have included the lines from IE (Irish Railways), Belfast to Londonderry, SNCF Grandes Lignes and Secondaries (shown together as Grandes Lignes), additional coverage of other routes in Spain, and some coverage of lines in Australia.

Historic

Historic Fastest Times are also available for a number of lines, which generally cover up to the demise of locomotive hauled traction, on lines which have been electrified or are operated by the differing varieties of HST’s, Voyagers, Pendolinos etc. These are compiled by Bevan Price.

Recent copies are available below:

  • 2010 Header 31 August 2008
  • 2010 Data 18 July 2008
  • 2011 08 July 2008
  • 2012 Nov 2006
  • 2013 18 July 2008
  • 2014 26 August 2008
  • 2015 31 August 2008
  • 2016 31 August 2008
  • An annual supplement of the GB and Historical times is produced each July, when subscribed,  giving the full list for all routes.

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