We’re investing over £100m in the railway this Easter

This Easter we'll deliver more than £100m of investment in a better railway.

A 13,800-strong workforce will work around the clock to keep the railway open and deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and services for passengers.

It's part of our five-year railway upgrade plan -  that will improve passenger journeys in the months and years ahead.

This Easter we're significantly upgrading the route between London Euston and Glasgow Central stations

Building a better railway

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

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

We’ll transform millions of passenger journeys in the months ahead and through to 2021 as more and more new services come on-stream.

What's happening across Britain this Easter?

Much of our work will centre on improving reliability and reducing delays for passengers. It will include:

  • Significant work along the route from London Euston to Glasgow - the West Coast Main Line.
  • Improving the reliability of the line between London Fenchurch Street station and Barking by replacing two bridges and renewing the track.
  • Significant electrification work (including installing foundations, masts, overhead line equipment and fencing) between Cardiff Central station and Severn Tunnel junction.
  • Upgrading the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment.

Find out more about our Easter upgrades