Project Overview

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure. A Scottish Government priority, the £650m 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.


Network Rail has launched a second phase of consultation to hear more views on the transformation of Glasgow's Queen Street station.

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Key facts

  • £650m 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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  • Wed 17th Dec, 2014 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    We'll keep you up to date with progress at #Carmuirs on twitter & happy to answer questions by email #EGIP
  • Wed 17th Dec, 2014 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    We’re committed to best practice and to being considerate in communities where we work & open & accessible to all who engage with us #EGIP
  • Wed 17th Dec, 2014 by @NetworkRailEGIP

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  • Wed 17th Dec, 2014 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    We have significant continuous 24 working over both Xmas and New Year to demolish & begin reconstruction of new #Carmuirs #aqueduct #EGIP
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