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  • Control Period 4 Delivery Plan 2009

    More trains, more seats, better journeys

  • 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.

    CP4 Delivery Plan 2009


      Title Size Date
    PDF Icon  CP4 Delivery Plan 2009 

    1492kb

    31 March 09

    Summary CP4 Delivery Plan 2009


      Title Size Date
    PDF Icon 

    Summary CP4 Delivery Plan 2009  

    306kb

    31March 09

    Route Plans

    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.

    Supporting documents


      Title/ description Size Date
    PDF Icon  Safety Delivery Plan - provides more detail of how we will deliver improvements in safety.

    137kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Performance Delivery Plan - provides more detail of how we will deliver improvements in performance.

    261kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Network Availability Delivery Plan - provides more detail of how we will deliver improvements in network availability.

    113kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones - sets out our enhancements programme for CP4.

    552kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Stations Delivery Plan - describes our approach to planning and delivering station-specific outputs.

    133kb

    31 March 09

    Route Plans


      Title Size Date
    PDF Icon  Route 1 - Kent 

    1082kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 2 - Brighton Main Line and Sussex 

    832kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 3 - South West Main Line 

    807kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 4 - Wessex Routes 

    660kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 5 - West Anglia 

    726kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 6 - North London Line and Thameside 

    786kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 7 - Great Eastern 

    742kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 8 - East Coast Main Line 

    818kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 9 - North East Routes 

    682kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 10 - North Cross-Pennine, North and West Yorkshire 

    790kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 11 - South Cross-Pennine, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire 

    798kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 12 - Reading to Penzance 

    706kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 13 - Great Western Main Line 

    840kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 14 - South and Central Wales and Borders 

    700kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 15 - South Wales Valleys 

    669kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 16 - Chilterns 

    710kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 17 - West Midlands 

    1038kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 18 - West Coast Main Line 

    888kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 19 - Midland Main Line and East Midlands 

    779kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 20 - North West Urban 

    904kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 21 - Merseyrail 

    697kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 22 - North Wales and Borders 

    691kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 23 - North West Rural 

    695kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 24 - East of Scotland 

    779kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 25 - Highlands 

    660kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Route 26 - Strathclyde and South West Scotland 

    928kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Additional Information - Stations 

    161kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Additional Information - London 

    65kb

    31 March 09

    PDF Icon  Additional Information - Wales 

    51kb

    31 March 09

    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 .