Our Railway Upgrade Plan

Our multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan represents the biggest investment programme in the railways since Victorian times.

Britain’s railway network is the most congested anywhere in Europe

In the last 20 years the number of people travelling on the rail network has doubled, and the rail network, our stations and our platforms are dealing with more passengers than they were ever designed for.

But our investment plan is now entering its final phases and better, more frequent, faster journeys for hundreds of thousands of people are now months away for some, as the benefits start to come to fruition.

Millions of passenger journeys will be transformed in the months ahead and through to 2021 as more and more new services come on-stream.

 

Mega Projects

Over the past five years, we’ve been delivering and building some huge investment projects across Britain.

These have taken many years to plan and we appreciate the disruption this has caused for our customers.

But they’re now entering their final phases. Better, more frequent and faster journeys for hundreds of thousands of people are only months away for some.

View our interactive map that shows an overview of our Railway Upgrade Plan across Britain or visit our key projects page for more information.

The benefits

What’s next for the railway?

We’ve just submitted our plans for the next five years from 2019 to 2024 (known as Control Period 6) where we will focus on improving the reliability of the railway and making further interventions to remove bottlenecks and further increase capacity for more new services.

 

We know the important role the railway plays in everyday life, connecting families, friends and communities. That’s why we’re delivering a better railway, for a better Britain.

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Key projects

Some of the biggest projects we’re working on

Digital Railway

Our role in an industry-wide programme for digital modernisation

Safety in our Railway Upgrade Plan

Safety is at the heart of any new project or programme of work - and the first thing we consider before starting any works