Edinburgh Waverley Platform Extensions
As part of our rail upgrade plan, and in order to facilitate the introduction of longer trains and to prepare for projected future growth in demand for both track and capacity, a series of infrastructure works will be required within and around Edinburgh Waverley.
We need to extend platforms at Edinburgh Waverley to accommodate longer trains being introduced on both the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk (E&G) route and the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
There are two programmes underway to enable the introduction of these longer trains, the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) and the Intercity Express Programme (IEP)
EGIP is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure. A Scottish Government priority, 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.
IEP is a Department for Transport led initiative to procure new trains to replace the existing rolling stock on the East Coast Mainline and Great Western Mainline.
The EGIP team will deliver both EGIP and IEP’s requirements for Waverley.Timeline of Planned Works
Edinburgh Waverley Platfrom Extensions Project Timeline