Prototype overhead line structure revealed

A prototype overhead line structure (OLS) designed to be quick to install, easy to maintain and more attractive to look at has been unveiled by its creators, Mott MacDonald and architects Moxon.

Ukrainian Railways signals intent to work with Alstom on renewal of electric locomotive fleet

UZ seeks to increase the amount of electrified railways from 47 per cent to 54 per cent in the next two years.

Latvian Railways launches €425m electrification works package

Phase 1 of a major electrification programme stretching to 2030 has been launched.

Germany given green light for low-carbon rail investment

Germany has been told by the European Commission that its €500 million project to support investment in energy-efficient rail technology can go ahead.

ScotRail’s Class 385s to enter service after passing safety checks

The trains' debut on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line was delayed earlier this year due to a safety concern with the "fishbowl windscreen".

‘The flood of HGVs cannot be stopped without electrification’

Campaigners Allianz pro Schiene have stressed the need for Germany to further electrify its rail network - especially the border crossings - if a shift in freight transport from roads to railways is to be achieved.

What next for bi-mode trains?

Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains

Getting electrification right

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.

Keltbray Group to form electrification JV in pursuit of works in Canada

Should the JV secure work in Canada it will take Keltbray overseas for the first time.

Austria targets 85% electrification of railways by 2030 in new masterplan

At the forefront of the agenda for Austrian Federal Railways is electrification, as the country aims to electrify 85 per cent of the network by 2030.
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