Tag Archive for: electrification

‘The flood of HGVs cannot be stopped without electrification’

All of Switzerland's rail network is electrified. Photo: Leonid Andronov.Campaigners Allianz pro Schiene have stressed the need for Germany to further electrify its rail network - especially the border crossings - if a shift in freight transport from roads to railways is to be achieved.
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What next for bi-mode trains?

Photo: Hitachi.Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains
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Getting electrification right

Britain’s ‘feast and famine’ approach to electrification is illustrated by the graph of UK electrification volumes delivered since 1958. In 2018, Britain will electrify almost 900 single track km (stk), followed by less than 200 stk in 2019, after which there are no committed schemes. In contrast, Germany has been electrifying around a steady 200 stk a year for the past 40 years.
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Keltbray Group to form electrification JV in pursuit of works in Canada

Should the JV secure work in Canada it will take Keltbray overseas for the first time.
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Austria targets 85% electrification of railways by 2030 in new masterplan

Photo: NÖLB Mh.At the forefront of the agenda for Austrian Federal Railways is electrification, as the country aims to electrify 85 per cent of the network by 2030.
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Israel Railways orders 54 double-deck coaches from Bombardier

The new coaches will be used on ISR's first electrified line, the A1, which connects Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
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Aktor-Arcada-Alstom awarded rail modernisation works in Romania

Romania's state railway operator CFR has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium a contract to modernise the Ilteu to Gurasada subsection of railway.
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Solar power could make up “significant share” of railway’s energy demand

Solar panels could be used to power a sizeable chunk of Britain's DC electric rail network, a new report has suggested.
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First electric train runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow

An electric train has made the journey between Edinburgh and Glasgow for the first time as testing on the newly electrified railway achieved another milestone.
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Bi-mode trains: Unlocking opportunity?

The future is bright, the future is bi-mode!” or so one might imagine with the level of focus on this type of train. There are a number of bi-mode trains being developed or manufactured and the Government sees them as a way of bringing forward the passenger benefits planned to be delivered through the authorised […]
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DB awards contract to electrify sections of Munich-Zurich line

Deutsche Bahn has awarded Powerlines a contract to electrify two sections of track between Munich and Zurich.
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