Tag Archive for: electrification

Soviet-era railway track in Uzbekistan to be upgraded

Uzbekistan’s 145km railway between Pap, Namangan, and Andijan will be electrified after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $80 million loan. The project will help improve connectivity for freight and passenger services – including to Tashkent, the capital city – and encourage growth and job creation in the Fergana Valley, an area of the country in which […]
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Powerlines Group awarded Kaiserstuhl railway electrification contract in Germany

The Powerlines Group has been awarded a contract to electrify the 120-year-old Kaiserstuhl line in Germany. Contracted by state-owned operating company SWEG, Powerlines’ German and Austrian divisions will work together to deliver the project in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. Electrification of the 37.6km line is required to enable trains on the Kaiserstuhl line to link up […]
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Third facility for overhead line electrification opens in Crewe

A new facility for pre-assembling overhead line equipment for electrification has opened in Crewe. Developed by Unipart and VolkerRail, it is the third fabrication facility of its kind and will support Network Rail’s North West Electrification Programme – phase 3 (NWEP3) project. The new facility has resulted in the hiring of five new fabricators and apprentices, and follows the opening […]
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Network Rail begins £15m Bath Spa station upgrade

Work on the £15 million upgrade of Bath Spa station has begun. Network Rail started the modernisation works, which will see the platforms widened and track realigned, on April 8. It will continue until April 23 to allow the new, longer IEP trains to use the station later in 2017. This will also reduce the stepping […]
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RailBaar – Rapid Charge Station

As the rail industry explores the use of battery-powered trains, there comes a need to consider how traction batteries are recharged and generally managed. Battery-powered trains are not new, there were various early examples. Experiments with accumulator railcars, as they were initially called, were conducted from around 1890 in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy. Between […]
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GWML electrified to Maidenhead

Network Rail has completed the electrification of 19 km of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Stockley Junction and Maidenhead. As well as allowing Great Western Railway (GWR) to extend its electric services – which currently terminate at Hayes & Harlington – to Maidenhead in May, the project is central to the rollout of Elizabeth […]
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Preston-Blackpool line upgrade underway

Network Rail and its contractors have begun the main construction phase of a scheme to electrify the Preston and Blackpool line. Track lowering works started at Poutlon at the end of February. Once this is completed at the end of May, work will begin on the installation of over 200km of overhead catenary. The upgrade […]
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Network Rail and DfT urged to learn from Great Western electrification’s failings

Network Rail and the Department for Transport have been told they must learn from the issues that have dogged the Great Western electrification project as they move forward with future schemes. A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said issues with the design and planning of the electrification of the Great Western Main Line raised […]
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EGIP – electrification clearance woes

On 25 August, Network Rail announced that, for six months on Mondays to Thursdays, there would be no service after 20:30 on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line due to ‘intensification of delivery’ of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Rail Engineer was interested to find out why. Having done so, it is only […]
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Caltrain electrification in limbo as decision on government grant is deferred

The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has deferred a decision on whether to award a $647 million grant to fund the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) in California. Caltrain announced on February 17 that the decision would not be made until after the new administration’s 2018 budget had been outlined. Caltrain said the delay would “jeopardise” the […]
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Design error delays Gospel Oak to Barking line electrification

Electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line has been delayed because of “incorrectly designed” overhead line equipment. Although the line will reopen as planned at the end of this month, Network Rail has said further closures will be needed later in the year to complete the work. In an announcement earlier today, […]
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