EGIP contracts awarded
The first contracts for the Edinburgh–Glasgow Improvements Programme (EGIP) have been awarded by Network Rail to Amey, Atkins and Delta Rail for design work on various elements on the £1 billion scheme.
Meanwhile, Carillion has commenced work on the installation of 25kV overhead electrification in Haymarket North Tunnel. Due for completion in December, the £6 million investment also involves track realignment and tunnel wall repairs to provide clearance for the installation of the OHL. Prior to the completion of EGIP in 2016, the work at Haymarket will increase capacity on the western approach to Edinburgh Waverley, this being particularly useful with more EMUs due to serve the station once the Airdrie-Bathgate line is completed at the end of this year. Funded by Transport Scotland, EGIP will see the Waverley-Glasgow Queen Street route electrified along with Stirling, Alloa and Dunblane.
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