Scottish Government has approved a £15 million programme of preliminary work to increase capacity on the approaches to Edinburgh Waverley.
The scheme will enable options for the Edinburgh Waverley Western Approaches (EWWA) project to be taken to the Outline Business Case stage, where three infrastructure options will be delivered.
Transport Scotland said the work now being funded includes detailed modelling to assess performance benefits. It will also help understand the costs.
Currently there are 24 trains per hour (tph) through the Haymarket Corridor (Winchburgh-Edinburgh Waverley) in peak-time, with plans to increase that to 28tph. Annually, a third of all Scotland’s trains run through this section.
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