Contracts awarded for the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme

Network Rail-UKThe £250m (EUR 319m) deal with Costain and Morgan Sindall will see the main line between Scotland’s two biggest cities electrified, complete route clearance works at Winchburgh Tunnel, rail infrastructure works at Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley stations and extend platforms at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont and Linlithgow.
The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme is a Scottish Government-funded investment worth £742m (EUR 948m) and is delivering a rolling programme of electrification across the central belt, reducing journey times and boosting capacity on routes including the Edinburgh-Glasgow Queen Street (via Falkirk High) line.
Network Rail will complete the main Edinburgh-Glasgow electrification works in 2016 and this phase of the programme will be complemented by the construction of the new Edinburgh Gateway Interchange station at Gogar and the subsequent redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station.
The alliancing structure being used to deliver the electrification work will allow us to increase efficiency within the programme and deliver best value for money for the Government and taxpayer.
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