We’re investing over £2bn to improve the railway infrastructure from across the South West and into London
The investment will help replace ageing equipment with newer, more reliable technology to improve train journeys and keep passengers moving for decades to come.
£1.3bn on renewing tracks
£598m on maintenance work
£454m to upgrade signalling
£80m on earthworks
£2.3m to reduce trespass incidents
£18m to allow longer freight trains with greater capacity to run to and from the Port of Southampton
Guildford track improvements – the biggest upgrades to the track, switches and crossings, power and signalling in Guildford for nearly 40 years, all to improve reliability and train performance
London Waterloo to Clapham Junction improvements – a large scale track, switches and crossings and signalling upgrade at the busy Nine Elms junction, between Clapham Junction and London Waterloo
Southampton freight train lengthening scheme – increasing the line speeds, installing new sidings and commissioning a new signalling system, all to allow longer freight trains with greater capacity to run between the Midlands and the Port of Southampton, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.
Keeping you moving
This record investment means that we’ll be doing more work to improve the railway across the South West and into London than ever before. We’ll do most of the work when trains are not running, but will need to work at weekends, bank holidays and during school holiday times.
If you are planning to travel at the weekend or during a holiday period, don’t get caught out. Always check before you travel at National Rail Enquiries or with your relevant train operator CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Southern or South Western Railway.
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