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Downloads : Rail Projects : EGIP

EGIP Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Project

EGIP Objectives :
In 2007 there were between 6 or 7 trains per hour between Glasgow and Edinburgh (via Falkirk, Shotts, or Carstairs) with a fastest journey time of around 50 minutes

Key objectives :
Increase service levels to 13 services per hour with a fastest journey time of 37 minutes
Electrify the Edinburgh to Glasgow (via Falkirk) route, plus diversionary routes and the route to the north from the Carmuirs area to Dunblane and Alloa
Provide a new railway station on the Edinburgh to Fife line, to integrate with the new Edinburgh Trams
Upgrade the existing Haymarket railway station to provide a high quality interchange with the existing bus network, the new Edinburgh Trams, and local taxis  
The project will be completed by 2016

Stirling Area Stabling Facilities - report
All the existing ScotRail passenger services in the Stirling area are operated by DMU
These DMU operate in either two or three car formations, during peak hours these may be combined to form formations up to six car length  
At present daily internal cleaning is carried out at bay platforms at Stirling station, with a limit of 19 cars, which requires shunting overnight
For external cleaning some of these units are then moved to Perth

EGIP rolling stock requirements :
A new fleet of EMU will be procured to operate all services on routes under EGIP
The fleet will be delivered for operation from December 2016
The number is therefore higher than the corresponding number of DMU to operate the current service levels on these routes
A fleet of 55 new EMU will operate, 12 of these will operate services that terminate at Stirling
The new Stirling facility must be capable of accommodating up to 36 cars (based on 3 car formations)
This exceeds the capacity under the current arrangement

Track Improvements :
Hyndland station
A new platform will be constructed serving trains in the Up direction, and become Platform 1
The existing Platform 1 will become Platform 2 bi-directional, primarily for services to/from Falkirk
The existing Platform 2 will become Platform 3
Work is due to commence early in 2013 to be completed by late 2013

Glasgow Queen Street station
Platforms 2 to 7 will be extended to cope with six car trains
Work is due to commence early in 2013 to be completed by late 2013

Springburn station
Junctions improvements at Sighthill East junction and signalling improvements between Barnhill and Bellgrove stations
Work is due to commence early in 2013 to be completed by late 2013

Croy station
A new island platform will be constructed serving trains in the Up direction, and become Platform 1
The existing Platform 1 will be become Platform 2, for services to/from Glasgow Queen Street
The existing Platform 2 will be become Platform 3

Greenhill Upper Junction
A new flyover will be constructed to the north of the existing main line, linking Greenhill Upper and Lower junctions
A single track chord will be constructed towards Greenhill Lower junction
A single track chord will be constructed passing under the main line
A single track chord will be constructed, allowing direct travel from Edinburgh towards Cumbernauld

Stirling
See Stirling Area Stabling facility

Winchburgh Junction
A grade separated junction will be constructed (rather than the junction outlined below)

Almond Chord
A grade separated junction will be constructed (as outlined below)

Gogar
A new station will be constructed, called Edinburgh Gateway, linking the Edinburgh to Fife line with the Edinburgh Trams

Dalmeny / Gogar track layout


Haymarket
Improvements to the existing station and platform accommodation, with new platform canopies
Creation of a new station concourse
Work has commenced, to be completed by early 2014

Abbeyhill
New turnback facilities will be constructed to the east of Edinburgh Waverley station, comprising two turnback lines
The northern most turnback line will terminate just prior to the London Road Bridge
The southern most turnback line will continue for a further 100m

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