The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure.

Workers laying new track

A Scottish Government priority, the £742m EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.

Key benefits include:

  • faster, longer and more reliable trains – providing a railway capable of meeting passenger needs now and in the future
  • more sustainable, cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient trains – this will contribute to a better environment
  • rail is the lowest carbon mode of mass transport – this is an essential part of a future low carbon economy
  • stimulates growth and unlocks investment opportunities – benefiting the communities the route serves
  • faster and more frequent rail links between Scottish towns and cities – this will mean more job opportunities for more people.

Find out more

You can view a full project timeline along with all the latest news on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme website