Railway Electrification - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 13 January 2017 /
Network Rail has awarded an electrification contract for the Shotts Line in Scotland to Carillion Powerlines Ltd.
Rail industry news / 23 December 2016 /
Porterbrook Leasing and operator Northern, working alongside the Rail North Partnership, are to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains.
Rail industry news / 9 November 2016 /
Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has confirmed four Great Western electrification projects are being deferred following outcomes of the Hendy review.
Rail industry news / 18 July 2016 /
The first all-electric train has been successfully tested on the Great Western Railway as part of Network Rail’s electrification project.
Rail industry news / 13 July 2016 /
Railway electrification on the Great Western Mine Line is making progress in Bristol in preparation for a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains.
Rail industry news / 11 November 2015 /
New regional route managing director of Network Rail, Rob McIntosh, highlights the importance of the electrification and upgrade of two major rail lines and vows to engage with local communities to provide economic growth.
Rail industry news / 30 September 2015 /
Under plans announced on 30 September 2015, rail electrification work will restart on TransPennine and Midland Mainline routes as part of a plan to re-establish Network Rail’s upgrade programme.
Rail industry news / 4 September 2015 /
Hull Trains announce a £68 million pound investment towards new high-speed trains improving connectivity to the capital.
Rail industry news / 12 August 2015 /
A nine metre tunnel-boring machine has begun work to reconstruct the Farnworth Tunnel, part of a railway electrification project between Manchester and Preston.
Rail industry news / 2 June 2015 /
Danish rail company Banedanmark has awarded Siemens and construction company Per Aarsleff AS the contract to electrify nine rail routes totalling 1300 kilometres.
Rail industry news / 19 May 2015 /
Banedanmark, the Danish company responsible for rail maintenance and traffic control, is in final stage negotiations with joint venture Aarsleff-Siemens on the electrification of the Danish railway network.
Rail industry news / 14 May 2015 /
Northern Rail will introduce a further eight electric trains to the North West service on the 17th May 2015 increasing the total number operating to ten.