Major changes are needed to accommodate longer and more frequent services – including extra platforms, tracks and a new tunnel at Edinburgh Waverley – as the number of passenger journeys continues to rise.
Network Rail has developed plans to cope with rising passenger growth in Scotland, where the number of journeys has doubled over the last two decades to 96 million in 2015 and is expected to continue.
It is part of NR’s licence condition to provide sufficient capacity for future train services, and so the infrastructure owner has undertaken a route study that covers expected demand over the next 30 years.
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