This programme of work is the most significant electrification delivery phase to date of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).
Work to electrify more than 150 route kilometres between Cumbernauld and Newbridge Junction will integrate with already existing electrified lines and enable the introduction of electric multiple unit (EMU) services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High Line(E&G).
It builds upon the programme of electrification delivered earlier this year between Springburn and Cumbernauld - which also encompassed infill electrification of the triangle where it meets the Motherwell to Cumbernauld line near Gartsherrie.
Initial piling work will be delivered between November 2014 and June 2016. It will be followed by a rolling programme of mast erection before wires will be run.
Other work to support the electrification; track, signalling, telcoms etc will be undertaken in tandem and as required. There will also be other elements of work both on and adjacent to the track to creat supporting infrastructure to supply the electricity to power the lines.
The line will be energised for use in October 2017