Electrification

THE quest to reduce the emission of greenhouse and noxious gases from diesel engines appears to have taken on a new sense of urgency judging by the recent flurry of…
INDIA’s railways minister Mr Piyush Goyal has set a target for the complete electrification of the country’s mainline network within five years, despite Indian Railways’ (IR) commitment to acquire 1000…
THE government of Uzbekistan has signed a $US 80m loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to finance the electrification of the 145.1km Pap - Namangan - Andijan line in…
THE Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) reached a milestone in the early hours of October 18 with the first electric test run on the Edinburgh - Falkirk High -…
ELECTRIC services on Buenos Aires’ suburban Roca Line were finally extended to the state capital La Plata on October 18 following the completion of electrification works on the 9.6km branch…
THE first 10km section of main line in Israel has been electrified and is ready to be energised. This is part of the 35km section of the new A1 link…
A joint declaration of intent to electrify the 16km cross-border line from Reutte in Austria to Pfronten-Steinach in Germany was signed on September 29 by Mrs Ingrid Felipe, second deputy…
THE noise over the India government’s reported move to write-off the Rs 175bn ($US 2.8bn) contract for 1000 diesel locomotives it signed last November with GE died down on September 28,…
BELARUSIAN Railways (BC) electric locomotives have begun operating into Lithuania following the completion of electrification on the Maladzečna - Kena line, the final section of the Minsk - Vilnius route…
ACCORDING to Mr Yusef Gheranpasha, head of Iranian Islamic Republic Railways’ (RAI) northern region, a Russian bank has agreed a €1bn loan to help fund the electrification of the 500km…
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