All electrification articles

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    ADIF to electrify Galician link

    2021-01-21T11:47:00Z

    SPAIN: In mid-January ADIF invited tenders for the electrification of the 73 km between Monforte de Lemos and Lugo as the infrastructure manager continues its gradual modernisation of the single track railway running north-south between Monforte and A Coruña.

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    Hustopeče u Brna branch electrified

    2020-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Electric trains began running on the 6·7 km branch between Hustopeče u Brna and Šakvice on December 12, enabling the introduction of a direct service S3 linking Hustopeče to Brno in just 35 min. As well as 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, the modernisation ...

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    South Link goes electric

    2020-12-22T11:22:00Z

    TAIWAN: Electrification of Taiwan Railways Administration’s 1 067 mm gauge main line network was completed on December 20, when electric trains began running over the South Link between Fangliao and Taitung. Opened in 1992, the 98·2 km line completed the rail ...

  • Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a contract to design its electrification programme.
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    Estonian electrification design contract awarded

    2020-12-15T11:09:00Z

    ESTONIA: Infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Spanish engineering companies Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a €3·7m contract to produce the technical requirements and preliminary designs for its 500 track-km 25 kV 50 Hz electrification programme. Ardanuy said the contract ...

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    Rajasthan electrification commissioned

    2020-12-03T12:08:00Z

    INDIA: The final section of the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification on North Western Railway’s Delhi – Ajmer route was officially commissioned on November 29, when Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal flagged off the first electric train to operate between Dighawara and Bandikui. The 35 km ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Research aims to reduce electrification costs

    2020-11-18T14:54:00Z

    UK: Research to improve the reliability of current and future electrification schemes has been undertaken by engineers from Sheffield University, supported by supplier Furrer+Frey and Network Rail. A PhD undertaken by Sam Hayes examined the effects of wind, train speed and wire gradient, with the aim ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Main Line electrification research agreement

    2020-11-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: An outline £10m co-investment agreement has been signed by the University of Leeds and the Rail Electrification Alliance which is undertaking the East Coast Main Line power supply upgrade programme. The agreement provides for two years of research into the best ...

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    Green loan to finance Danish electric train fleet

    2020-11-10T15:12:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has signed a €400m green loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance the acquisition of electric trains in 2020-25. The 15-year loan will contribute towards the acquisition of 42 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives, more than 100 EMUs and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    11 700 km of electrification plus battery and hydrogen trains in traction decarbonisation strategy

    2020-09-11T08:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy, setting out preliminary recommendations for meeting government ambitions to decarbonise the rail network. The Interim Business Case released on September 10 considers the three main ways of achieving this aim: electrification, ...

  • lectrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30
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    Uzbekistan completes Ferghana Valley electrification project

    2020-09-02T10:21:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Electrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30, when electric services were inaugurated on the 101 km Namangan – Andijon section. The ring runs from Pap through Namangan, Andijon, Marg‘ilon, and Qo‘qon ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Atkins appointed to reduce electrification costs

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has appointed Atkins to develop new rules for the design of overhead electrification equipment, with the aim of reducing the need for expensive bridge reconstruction and track lowering works. Announcing the contract on August 5, the SNC-Lavalin group company said electrification ...

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    Kildare Line expansion project contract awarded

    2020-08-05T08:24:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has appointed a joint venture of Atkins, TYPSA and TUC Rail, supported by RPS, to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the project to increase capacity on the Kildare Line into Dublin Heuston station. The joint venture will develop the project from the concept ...

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    Pantograph & Catenary dynamic simulation package launched

    2020-08-04T13:15:00Z

    ELECTRIFICATION: Ricardo Rail has launched the Ricardo Pantograph Catenary modelling and simulation package, which is intended to help to optimise the design of electrification systems and reduce development costs by allowing engineers to simulate the full motion behaviour of designs at an early stage in ...

  • The Flirt Akku is a version of Stadler's Flirt family of electric multiple-units which is equipped with a battery to permit operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified routes.
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    Batteries beat hydrogen on cost and efficiency, VDE study shows

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A study of climate-neutral traction technology by VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic Information Technologies, has concluded that over a 30-year life-cycle battery-powered multiple-units are substantially cheaper and more efficient than those powered by hydrogen. The study published on July 21 concludes that ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade

    2020-07-23T08:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

  • The allocation of £589m to ‘kickstart’ the enhancement of the trans-Pennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps
    Rail Business UK

    £589m to ‘kickstart’ Transpennine Route Upgrade

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: The allocation of £589m to ‘kickstart’ the enhancement of the trans-Pennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on July 23, along with details of a Northern Transport Acceleration Council which is to be formed ...

  • President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21.
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    First phase of Belarusian electrification project completed

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    BELARUS: President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrification project ...

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    Metrovalencia Line 10 electrification contract awarded

    2020-06-19T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: València operator FGV has awarded Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios a €6·5m contract to install electrification equipment on the future Metrovalencia Line 10. This covers the installation of overhead equipment and two substations at Amado Granell and Moreres which will reduce the high voltage grid supply ...