Railway Electrification - Articles and news items
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.
Rail industry news / 6 February 2015 /
There are many kinds of overhead catenary systems and they all interact with pantographs. In Japan, efficiently maintaining the stress of catenary systems is considered as the most important factor for railway safety. Takamasa Hayasaka and Masatoshi Shimizu from the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) believe the European rail sector can learn a lot from Japanese overhead catenary and pantograph experience…
Issue 5 2014 / 18 September 2014 /
The Danish Electrification Programme was established in November 2012 to carry out electrification works initially on four Danish rail sections. Through the ‘Togfonden DK’ initiative five further sections have since been added to the scope of the electrification works, along with funding for additional optional rail sections and associated services. This is a testament to the large commitment to electrification in Denmark and it gives both Banedanmark and the future supplier a possibility to industrialise roll-out and benefit from a programme scale learning curve. Even though the Programme has only existed less than two years, it’s well underway. Søren Thorpstrup Laursen – Head of the Danish Electrification Programme at Banedanmark explains further and how prepatory work on the first two lines is already underway.
Issue 1 2014 / 12 February 2014 /
Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, is currently engaged in the progressive modernisation of its overhead lines. Electrical power is a vital element of sustainable rail transport. For European Railway Review, Richard Marcelis, Head of Infrabel’s Power Engineering Department, explains the major challenges and projects
relating to overhead lines on the Belgian network.