Electrification

THE state government of South Australia has recently announced the signing of construction contracts for three previously-budgeted projects that will expand and enhance the Adelaide Metro suburban rail network.
GERMAN Rail has awarded a €1m four-year framework to Powerlines Products, Germany, to supply conductor rail aluminium supports and insulators for use on the Hamburg S-Bahn.
Shahar Ayalon, general manager of Israel Railways, talks to Kevin Smith.
Keith Fender, regional editor reports on DBs mixed fortunes.
AFTER publishing a call for tenders in September 2017, Hungary’s National Infrastructure Development Agency (NIF) has cancelled a project to electrify the 53km Zalaszentiván - Nagykanizsa line, in accordance with…
METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Siemens a €76m contract to provide electrification systems for Phase 1 of the metro network in Ahmedabad, India.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) completed electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Maidenhead and Didcot on December 27, enabling the start of electric services on January…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has conducted its first test run with an electric locomotive when a Bombardier Traxx locomotive reached a speed of 160km/h along the first 12km electrified section of…
THE President of Italy’s Puglia region, Mr Michele Emiliano, has announced that a 189km section of South East Railway (FSE) in the Salento area will be electrified.
SCOTLAND’s Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) celebrated a milestone on December 10 with the start of electric services from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High.
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