David Shirres BSc CEng MIMechE DEM
Britain’s ‘feast and famine’ approach to electrification is illustrated by the graph of UK electrification volumes delivered since 1958. In 2018, Britain will electrify almost 900 single track km (stk), followed by less than 200 stk in 2019, after which there are no committed schemes. In contrast, Germany has been electrifying around a steady 200 stk a year for the past 40 years.
There is to be a full 8-car electric service between Edinburgh and Glasgow in July offering 27 per cent more seats.
When Abellio took over the ScotRail franchise in April 2015, it had 22 months to replace six-coach diesel trains on the Edinburgh to Glasgow main line with seven-coach electric trains, as required by its franchise specification. To do so, the following month, the company signed a contract with Hitachi for 24 four-car and 46 three-car […]
Free face coverings being handed out at London Waterloo station. As trains start to run more frequently and...
Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livery for one of its inter-city express trains, paying tribute to key workers for...