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

Better, more frequent, and faster journeys for passengers across Britain are now a reality, as the benefits of projects carried out since 2014 right up to the present have come to fruition.

Millions of passenger journeys have already been transformed, and the improvements and expansions delivered will now play a huge part in enabling Britain’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Remodelling and extending the tracks at Aviemore station, part of The Highland Main Line Improvement Project
Upgrading signals and crossings at Waterloo as part of the South East and Waterloo upgrade
Culvert installation near Exeter, part of the Great Western Main line project
Engineers installing new signals in Cardiff as part of the South Wales mainline modernisation project
Derby resignalling project, part of the Midland Main Line upgrade
Electrification on the Sterling – Alloa line, as part of the electrification of central Scotland’s railway
Reconstruction of London Bridge station, part of the Thameslink Programme

We’re still working on and improving the railway every day – here’s some more information about what we’re doing right now.

Follow us to keep up to date with all the latest news from our Railway Upgrade Plan.

What’s next for the railway?

View our delivery 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.

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