Open to any major project, costing around £100m or more. (Smaller projects should normally be submitted to other categories which are relevant to their nature and focus.) It may involve trains, infrastructure, signalling, stations, improved customer facilities, new technology. But the project should be self-contained and be substantially complete, or have reached a significant and visible interim milestone, and must have changed and improved the railway for the benefit of users.
Entries can be submitted by clients, main designers or main contractors, but should identify all the major parties involved in the entry.
The project should be delivering, or expected to deliver, significant quantifiable benefits to the wider economy and community, to railway operations and (most importantly) to passengers or freight customers, whether in terms of performance, customer service, efficiency, or other wider benefits.
Entries should in particular address the following issues, based on quantified evidence: