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It’s time for a new generation of train travel.

That's RailPlan20/20

What is RailPlan20/20?

Our rail network wasn’t built for the challenges of today. That’s why the biggest transformation of the UK rail network in decades has begun. It’s called RailPlan20/20 and means simpler and more reliable journeys, for you and many more generations to come. 

From May 2018:

  • A completely new timetable will be rolled out over several weeks during May and June. This will allow a rolling deployment of improvements in metro and mainline services as they bed down. More specific information will be available in the coming weeks
  • New modern, high tech trains with the ability to carry up to 40,000 more passengers in each three-hour peak period
  • New direct links to Gatwick and Eurostar, meaning quicker and easier getaways than ever before

From Dec 2018:

  • 20 trains per hour, and trains every 2-3 minutes through central London
  • Interconnection with the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) opening up new, fast and simple journey options

Why RailPlan20/20?

Passenger numbers have doubled since 2000, a growth that far outstrips any other area of the UK rail network. Our area is the busiest and most congested part of an ageing network. We can’t go on like this. It’s time to create a modern railway that meets the needs of passengers today. A transformation that will change not only journeys but the lives of our generation and generations to come.

How we're delivering RailPlan20/20

RailPlan20/20 is the result of the most comprehensive passenger consultation ever undertaken in rail planning. We’ve created and employed a unique approach to design focusing on what matters most - your journey. We’re investing in your railway to realise what you need most from your travel. We're doing this to make sure that the network is built around the things you care about, simplicity and reliability.