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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway upgrade projects
High speed rail
Access for All
Reducing track noise
Stations improvement programme
York operating centre
Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway
North West electrification
Great Western electrification
Midland main line
Manchester and Preston
Bath and North East Somerset
Wiltshire & Swindon
City of Bristol
Maidenhead and Windsor
Electrifying key routes on the railway will mean faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys for thousands of passengers.
The Government is committed to investing in a programme of electrification to transform the railway and provide Britain with a sustainable, world-class transport system.
Electrification will improve services and help support economic growth across many of our cities and towns. It will bring more seats on trains and improved reliability on some of the busiest routes.
We are working closely with the Department for Transport, train companies and other stakeholders to deliver electrification in the North West, on the Great Western Main Line and on the Midland Main Line.
Electric trains are better for the environment as they emit less carbon
than diesel trains. They are also quieter for both those on board the
train and those living close to the railway.Electrification - your questions answered.