Digital Railway

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The next generation railway

Network Rail’s (NR) Digital Railway programme will transform the nation’s rail network for passengers, business and freight, by replacing conventional signalling with digital signalling and train control technology. This will increase capacity, reduce delays, and improve safety. Our consultant team was seconded into NR’s Digital Railway programme, and to the East Coast Digital Rail Programme (ECDP).

The Digital Railway programme is the rail industry’s plan to modernise the country’s railway, led by Network Rail.

The ECDP will deliver the UK’s first intercity digital railway, on the East Coast Main Line, beginning with the stretch of track between London and Stoke Tunnel. More than 80 million journeys are made each year on the East Coast Mainline. The ECDP will save thousands of hours in delays.

Our work on the Digital Railway programme