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EGIP 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.

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EGIP timeline

Extensive bridge clearance works
Electrification of Cumbernauld – Glasgow line
June 2014
Completion of redeveloped Haymarket Station
July 2014
Opening of new station building at Cumbernauld
May 2015
Completion of Haymarket –Inverkeithing signalling renewals
Apr 2016
Apr 2016 Last of 61 bridge clearance projects complete
Oct 2016
Completion of intermediate station platform extensions
Dec 2016
Completion of Edinburgh Waverley platform extensions
Dec 2016
Introduction of first electric services on E&G
Dec 2016
Completion of Edinburgh Gateway Station
Dec 2017
All electric fleet running on the E&G
Dec 2018
Introduction of electric services on Stirling / Alloa / Dunblane lines
Dec 2018
Introduction of 8 car services and 42 minute fastest journey time on E&G
Mar 2019
Completion of redeveloped Glasgow Queen Street

£742m The most significant investment in Scotland’s railway infrastructure

Key facts

  1. 150 single track km of new electrified railway
  2. One new station. Edinburgh gateway
  3. Three completely redeveloped stations, Cumbernauld, Haymarket and Queen Street
  4. One new electric depot, Millerhill
  5. Platform extensions at four stations, Linlithgow, Polmont, Falkirk High and Croy
  6. 42 minute fastest journey time on the E&G
  7. 30% increase in capacity by 2019

Benefits for Scotland

  • Faster, longer and more reliable trainsproviding a railway capable of meeting passenger needs now and in the future
  • More sustainable, cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient trainsthis will contribute to a better environment
  • Rail is the lowest carbon mode of mass transportthis is an essential part of a future low carbon economy
  • Stimulates growth and unlocks investment opportunitiesbenefiting the communities the route serves
  • Faster and more frequent rail links between our towns and citiesthis will mean more job opportunities for more people

Keeping you on track with our interactive map

To help you understand more about what is involved in the modernisation and improvements of the railway infrastructure between Edinburgh and Glasgow, we have created an interactive map so you can keep up to date with the progress of the projects.

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