Electrification

THE Dutch province of Overijssel and infrastructure manager Prorail have awarded Volker Rail, Netherlands, a contract to electrify the 40km Zwolle – Wierden line.
JAPAN's Railway Technology Research Institute (RTRI) is claiming a world first after successfully completing trials with superconducting wire in the overhead electrification system of an operational passenger line.
The economic disparity between the north and south of England has been mirrored by inconsistent levels of investment in the rail network. But with a general election this month and…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) held a three day conference last week to meet with the five participants in the tender for the national railway electrification project as they prepare to submit…
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has awarded Siemens a contract worth around €17m to supply a Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter to feed power from the 50Hz public grid into…
POLISH infrastructure manager PKP has commissioned WYG Consulting to carry out a feasibility study of the electrification and modernisation of approximately 100km of the Lublin - Stalowa Wola line in…
THE government of Ukraine has announced plans to electrify the 105km Kovel - Izov line at 25kV ac, and is set to enter negotiations with Poland over extending this to…
THE board of Californian commuter rail operator Caltrain has authorised the release of a design-build request for proposals (RFP) for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), the next step in…
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has awarded Alstom two contracts worth more than $US 75m to supply signalling, telecommunications, and electrification equipment for the first phase of the metro network in…
BRITISH transport minister Baroness Kramer announced on November 28 that the Department for Transport has allocated £16m to fund the electrification of the 16km Oxenholme – Windermere line in northwest…
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