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  • How we’re upgrading the network

    Our long term planning process takes local stakeholder views into account. We publish draft market and route studies for consultation before publishing final documents.

    Long term planning process is how Network Rail works with its stakeholders to predict future demand for rail services, agree priority uses for the capacity available and assess value for money options for investment

    Route Utilisation Strategies explain how we propose improving the network.

  • About our routes

    Our Network and Route Specifications describe the capability and use of each of our routes and explain our plans for improving the railway.

    Network and Route Specifications

  • Our projects

    We're delivering more services and better journeys by lengthening platforms, optimising tracks, introducing electrification and building world-class stations. Here's a small selection of projects in our Railway Upgrade Plan.