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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway & Track
Reducing track noise
High speed rail
York Engineers' Triangle
Railway Communications System
New Lines Programme
CGI concept animation
Settle and Carlisle
North West electrification
Great Western electrification
With parts of the railway close to capacity and demand for passenger and freight services increasing, continuing investment and smarter working methods are essential to build a bigger, better and even safer railway.
50 per cent more people travel by rail than in 2004 so in 2013 we set out 10 strategic themes, central to our plans for a better railway.
We're investing £38bn over the next five years (2014 to 2019) to deliver more services and better journeys including lengthening platforms, untangling tracks, introducing electrification and building world-class stations.
Read about our plans for 2014 to 2019 on our website Delivering a better railway for a better Britain.
We're focussed on four key benefits and every project delivers at least one of them.
By the end of 2019 we will have begun implementing the digitalised railway of the future that is compliant with European railway control systems.
We aim to be near our goal of operating a 'right time' timetable which uses GPS (global positioning system) equipment on trains to make sure the right train is at the right place at the right time.
Projects by area