Railway Electrification - Articles and news items

Kaiserstuhlbahn line in Germany to be electrified

Rail industry news / 21 April 2017 /

The Kaiserstuhlbahn line in Germany, which has been in operation for 120 years, is to be electrified by the Powerlines Group GmbH.

New overhead line facility opens in Crewe

Rail industry news / 7 April 2017 /

An innovative approach to overhead line fabrication has led to the opening of a third fabrication facility in Crewe.

RZD Holding and Iranian Railways agree to develop the electrification of railways

Rail industry news / 3 April 2017 /

RZD Holding and Iranian Railways have agreed to cooperate to develop the electrification of railway infrastructure.

More trains for the Thames Valley area thanks to the electrification of railway

Rail industry news / 28 March 2017 /

Network Rail’s successful electrification of 12 miles of railway to the west of London between Stockley Junction and Maidenhead as part of the Crossrail project means more trains will soon be able to be used.

Work starts on North West Electrification Project

Rail industry news / 14 March 2017 /

VolkerRail and Network Rail has begun upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of the £1 billion Great North Rail Project.

Network Rail awards Scotland’s Shotts Line electrification contract

Rail industry news / 13 January 2017 /

Network Rail has awarded an electrification contract for the Shotts Line in Scotland to Carillion Powerlines Ltd.

Porterbrook and Northern to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains

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.

DfT defers four Great Western electrification projects

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.

First new all-electric train tested on Great Western Railway

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.

Railway electrification makes progress in Bristol

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.

Network Rail regional route MD renews pledge to work with communities

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 electrification work on TransPennine and Midland Mainline resumes

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.

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