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We are publishing this at a time when more passengers are choosing to travel by rail than at any time for sixty years. The railway is safer than it has ever been, and punctuality is at its highest since records began.
Our ambitious plans mean an even safer, more reliable railway, and one that is available when passengers, freight users and our train and freight operating customers need it. The plans also mean a bigger railway, with £8 billion being invested in enhancing the network to increase its capacity and capability. This figure does not include schemes such as Crossrail and the Edinburgh to Glasgow upgrade that we believe are likely to occur over the next few years but for which the funding has yet to be agreed.
We are committed to delivering specific outputs required by the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland sustainably, within the available funding and in a way that meets the needs and requirements of our customers and causes the minimum disruption to the travelling public. We welcome the decision by the Office of Rail Regulation to give us the flexibility to determine how best to deliver these outputs.
The investment required is huge, and the challenges ahead are similarly tough. However, the industry approaches this collectively, on the back of a strong record of delivery in the last five years which gives confidence in our ability to meet those challenges. The contribution of our train and freight operating customers as well as our suppliers so far has been invaluable, and we will need their continued support to deliver this plan and contribute to the ongoing success of the industry.
To meet the challenges we face and the expectations of all our customers and stakeholders, we need to become more efficient and deliver even greater value. The scale of change required is significant. As a company, we are committed to this, and to delivering this plan so the railway in 2014 is even safer, bigger, more reliable and more efficient than it is today.
Read the annual Delivery Plan Updates.
31 March 09
Summary CP4 Delivery Plan 2009
Route Plans provide a description of the current capability and use of each strategic route, a description of our vision for the route’s future, and the strategy for achieving that vision. This strategy reflects and builds upon the Route Utilisation Strategies, and is developed with our customers and other stakeholders. The Route Plans have been updated in support of the CP4 Delivery Plan 2009 and can be found below. All published Route Plans are in the Route Plan archive.
The Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones supporting document has been updated, as of 31 December 2009, to reflect our developing enhancements plans for CP4. A schedule of the main changes compared to the document published in June 2009 is included in the update.
Read our June version of the document.
The ORR letter accepting the Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones document can be found here .