Electrification

Deep beneath the streets of Espoo, Finland's second city, the finishing touches are being applied to the first phase of West Metro, the country's largest infrastructure project. Keith Barrow profiles…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) announced on December 6 that it has selected Sociedad Española de Montajes Industriales (Semi), Spain, as preferred bidder for a design-build-maintain contract for the country's electrification programme.
A review of Network Rail's (NR) £38bn 2014-2019 investment programme conducted by its chairman Sir Peter Hendy has found it to be "unrealistic and undeliverable," with the result that extra…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) subsidiary RZD International has signed a contract with Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) to electrify the existing 495km railway between Garmsar, on the Tehran - Mashhand main…
BRITAIN's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has finally installed the first kilometre of wiring on the delayed project to electrify the Great Western Main Line between London and Bristol, Cardiff,…
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has approved Ricardo Rail's PanMon pantograph monitoring system for a wider rollout across the country's railway network following a successful trial on the West…
GERMAN Rail Energy (DB Energy) has selected General Electric (GE) to supply new Static Frequency Converters at its Bützow and Schwerin converter stations in an effort to optimise energy supply…
The need to provide additional capacity while improving reliability and reducing costs has energised the market for rolling stock refurbishment and retractioning in Britain. Keith Barrow considers whether innovative rebuilds…
VIENNESE public transport operator Wiener Linien has awarded SPL Powerlines Austria a contract to install 750V dc third rail electrification on the southern extension of U-Bahn Line U1 from Reumannplatz…
NETWORK Rail (NR) CEO Mr Mark Carne told the British parliament's Public Accounts Committee on October 21 that the cost of completing electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML)…
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