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 Tunnel 2

Passengers using central Scotland’s main rail routes are being advised of significant disruption this summer due to the closure of Winchburgh Tunnel for 44 days.

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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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  • Mon 20th Apr, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    #Larbert For info kerb cover plate is a galvanised plate that covers joints in bridge – as shown in pic #EGIP
  • Mon 20th Apr, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    #Larbert For safety of workers, we will use Stop/Go boards to manage traffic across bridge. It shouldn't be too disruptive. #EGIP
  • Mon 20th Apr, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    #Larbert We’ll be installing kerb cover plates in 4 corners of Main St bridge deck (where it meets abutments) today from 10am - 3pm #EGIP
  • Sat 18th Apr, 2015 by @NetworkRailEGIP

    This is what we are working on. Type of work means it shouldn’t be too noisy & no disruption to train services #EGIP
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