Tag Archive for: electrification

Esbjerg-Lunderskov electrification complete

Work began in 2014 on the line between Esbjerg and Lunderskov, and over the course of the project around 1,600 masts and four transformer stations have been built.
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Esbjerg-Lunderskov electrification complete

Work began in 2014 on the line between Esbjerg and Lunderskov, and over the course of the project around 1,600 masts and four transformer stations have been built.
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PKP to modernise Polish-German border railway

PKP has announced it is to invest 140 million Zloty (Around €32 million) improving connections from the Polish city of Szczecin towards Berlin, Germany.
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Masts go up on Shotts line electrification

The first masts for the electrification of the Shotts line have been installed between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction in south west Scotland. At a time when electrification sometimes seems under threat due to projects running late and over budget, these new masts mark the beginning of the final stage of a programme to electrify 74km […]
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Ground broken on Caltrain electrification

US officials have broken ground on the long-awaited Caltrain electrification project. Work to electrify the 84-kilometre Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose in California – known as the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) – will now begin. A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted at Millbrae Caltrain Station on July 21 to mark the occasion. The event […]
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UK ditches electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and the North

The UK government has abandoned plans to electrify the railway between Cardiff and Swansea, the Midland Main Line north of Kettering and the line between Windermere and Oxenholme in favour of bi-mode, or ‘alternative-fuel’, trains. An announcement from the Department for Transport (DfT) this morning said electrification of the lines was no longer needed and […]
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EU funding for Heerlen-Aachen electrification

The European Commission is to put €24 million towards the electrification and double tracking of the railway linking Heerlen in the Netherlands and Aachen in Germany. The grant has been included in the latest round of funding provided through the Connecting Europe Facility, which the European Union uses to help finance critical transport infrastructure projects. […]
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Major upgrades planned for Ontario’s Barrie line

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has announced a wave of major upgrades for the Barrie line in order to ease congestion. Plans include the electrification of the line, a double track expansion and an upgrade to track and signalling. Noise and retaining walls will also be installed. The number of services will be increased […]
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Electrification – an alternative approach from Siemens in Denmark

With rail electrification projects very much in the news recently, and a particular scrutiny on the cost and funding of major programmes, it’s worth looking at the approach taken by infrastructure owners in Europe to see how the introduction of electrification systems already operating on the continent could bring significant installation and operational benefits to […]
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Alstom launches CLever cantilever for UK railway electrification

Alstom has launched a new cantilever specifically for the UK rail network. The CLever (a shortened version of cantilever) has been designed by Osvaldo Cariboni Lecco – an Alstom company –  in northern Italy for 25kV railway electrification and allows for speeds of up to 300km/h. According to Alstom, the product is safer to handle, has minimal […]
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US budget includes $100m investment in Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

The United States’ federal budget could be approved this week with a $100 million investment into the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) included. The project is a key component of the Caltrain Modernisation programme and has already had $73 million in funding set aside. PCEP will electrify the Caltrain commuter rail line from San Francisco’s 4th and King Street station to […]
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