Electrification

BRITAIN's secretary of state for transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on September 30 that electrification of the Trans-Pennine route from Manchester to Leeds, York, and Selby, and the Midland Main…
LONDON Underground (LU) has launched a five-week trial of a new inverter system at Cloudesley Road substation on the Victoria Line, which enables energy returned to the grid by regenerative…
PLANS for the electrification of the 60km Merano - Malles Venosta Valley line in northern Italy were presented to local mayors on September 17 by South Tyrol provincial councillor for…
RAIL Vikash Nigam (RVNL), a special purpose vehicle set up by India's National Railway Board to manage electrification projects in the states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Telengana, has awarded Isolux…
The Czech Republic is currently engaged in an unprecedented programme of infrastructure upgrades. Pavel Surý, director general of Czech railway infrastructure manager SŽDC, speaks exclusively to Kevin Smith and Quintus…
THE Czech Ministry of Transport has launched a tender for a contract to develop a concept for a transition to a single electrification system as part of plans to convert…
Just a year into its five-year funding period, British infrastructure manager Network Rail is mired in a spending crisis with its programme of renewals and enhancements running behind schedule and…
THREE of Europe's major railways face some serious challenges in the coming months as they try to grapple with problems ranging from a failure to react to rapid changes in…
Extending the benefits of regenerative braking to diesel trains could result in significant fuel savings and the search is on for a viable solution for rail vehicles. A British research…
AN agreement has been reached between the German state of Saxony and German Rail (DB) regarding a plan to electrify the 103km Dresden – Bautzen - Görlitz - Polish border…
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