Scotland Approves £5bn Rail Investment Plan

Scotland Approves £5bn Rail Investment Plan
June 20, 2012 7:50 am | Last Update: August 28, 2015 7:56 am

The Scottish Government has unveiled plans to invest £5bn between 2014 and 2019 to improve rail infrastructure and services.

Of the total investment, about £3bn will be used for rail infrastructure over the five-year period, an additional £1bn will be allocated for network enhancements and £1bn will be used to secure the economic and social benefits of the ScotRail and Caledonian sleeper franchised services.

As part of the investment, new smart ticketing technology will be introduced throughout the rail network by the end of the franchise period.

In addition, the agreement will also see installation of Wi-Fi technology across the network by 2019. According to the Government, over the five year period, Network Rail (NR), which looks after rail infrastructure, will be responsible for the delivery of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvements Programme (EGIP) and the Borders Railway project, the first phase of improvements across the Aberdeen to Inverness corridor.

NR will also oversee the second phase of improvements to the Highland Main Line and the development of a rolling programme of electrification at 100km of track per year upon the completion of EGIP. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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