Electrification

INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualification (RFQ) to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the GO Rail expansion project, a key element of the region’s $C…
A report released on March 29 by Britain’s National Audit Office has concluded that the Department for Transport’s (DfT) cancellation of three major electrification projects in July 2017 was motivated…
POWERLINES Group, Austria, has acquired the 50% stake held by Carillion in the Carillion-Powerlines joint venture, increasing its holding to 100% of the company, which is working with Network Rail…
GERMANY’s Federal minister for transport and digital infrastructure, Mr Andreas Scheuer, attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Memmingen on March 23 to mark the official launch of electrification works on the…
THE transport minister of Rwanda, Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Makame Mbarawa, agreed on March 9 to electrify the planned 407km standard-gauge line linking Isaka…
SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif expected to receive bids on February 19 for a €34.3m contract to electrify the final Salamanca - Fuentes de Oñoro section of the main line which…
BRITAIN’s minister of state with the Department of Transport (DfT), Mr Jo Johnson, has called for the withdrawal of diesel-only trains by 2040 and the decarbonisation of the railway.
KENYA Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a Shillings 24.2bn ($US 239m) contract with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) for the electrification of the Mombasa - Nairobi…
THE board of Austria’s Zillertal Railway has opted for hydrogen trains as an alternative to electrification of its 32km narrow-gauge line from Jenbach on the Innsbruck - Salzburg main line…
PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on…
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