Electrification

BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has confirmed electrification of the Manchester - York Trans-Pennine route will go ahead, following speculation that the government was planning to…
THE state government of South Australia and the Australian government have formalised an agreement that will see $A 220m ($US 163.3m) of federal funding provided towards full electrification of the…
Caltrain is embarking on exciting electrification and rolling stock replacement programmes, which will enhance commuter services in the Bay Area. But as Paul Ash reports from California, it has been…
ELECTRIFICATION remains an “optimal solution” for the development of the busiest parts of Britain’s railway network, despite the cancellation of three key schemes last summer, according to a report by…
A lack of electrification on German cross-border rail routes is making it difficult for rail to compete with heavy goods vehicles (HGV) for a bigger market share of international freight…
SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how…
THE Rail Baltica joint venture company of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, RB Rail, invites bids by July 4 for a study into the procurement and deployment strategy for the development…
MODERNISATION of the Preston - Blackpool North line reached a milestone on May 14 when a Virgin Trains class 390 Pendolino EMU became the first electric train to operate under…
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…
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