Project Overview

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure. A Scottish Government priority, the £742m EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.

Winchburgh Up line track removed

Winchburgh Tunnel is closed for 44 days and impacting on passenger journeys across the central belt. But what is going on in the tunnel and what is being delivered. Find out more...

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Key facts

  • £742m investment
  • 150 single track km of new electrified railway
  • Three completely redeveloped stations, Cumbernauld, Haymarket and Queen Street
  • One new station. Edinburgh Gateway
  • One new electric depot, Millerhill
  • Platform extensions at four stations,  Linlithgow, Polmont, Falkirk High and Croy

Key Programme Elements

  • Line electrification
  • Queen Street station redevelopment
  • Platform Lengthening - various locations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station improvements
  • Signalling improvements
  • Junction upgrades
  • Millerhill Depot
  • NEW Edinburgh Gateway station
  • Haymarket station redevelopment

Benefits for Scotland

The project will provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Scotland:

  • Faster, longer and more reliable trains, providing a railway capable of meeting passenger needs now and in the future
  • More sustainable, cleaner and quieter and more energy efficient trains contributing to a better environment
  • Rail is the lowest carbon mode of mass transport and is an essential part of a future low carbon economy
  • Benefits for the communities the route serves while also stimulating growth and unlocking investment opportunities.
  • Faster and more frequent rail links between our towns and cities mean more job opportunities for more people

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  • Tue 30th Jun, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    All vehicle diversion route will be in place. Commuters should allow extra 20mins for journeys Thks for your patience http://t.co/c0cicVk84p
  • Tue 30th Jun, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    A temp pedestrian bridge will be in place throughout work for use on foot / with bikes to maintain some access #EGIP bit.ly/1GMr0Wt
  • Tue 30th Jun, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    Eight month closure is needed to divert & reinstate utilities which connect over railway via the bridge. This takes a significant time #EGIP
  • Tue 30th Jun, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    As well as commuter route btwn #Cumbernauld & #Kirkintilloch, #B8048 is access to nearby #M80 so we appreciate it will be inconvenient #EGIP
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