Tag Archive for: electrification

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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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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First electric train runs on Edinburgh-Glasgow main line

ScotRail's new Class 385 EMU has begun testing on the electrified Edinburgh to Glasgow railway.
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Siemens hints at financing UK electrification

Siemens Mobility has said it would be "happy to play its part" in the delivery and financing of major electrification work in the UK.
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India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."
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Ontario to assess hydrogen-powered trains

The province is electrifying parts of its GO railway network and is seeking design concepts as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.
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Balfour Beatty to electrify Bath to Cardiff section of GWML

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to electrify the Great Western main line (GWML) between Bath Parkway and Cardiff.
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Balfour Beatty to electrify Bath to Cardiff section of GWML

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to electrify the Great Western main line (GWML) between Bath Parkway and Cardiff.
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