Electrification

 

Infrastructure – Railway electrification supplies electric power to trains. The main systems use overhead lines and third rail. Overhead lines are usually used for mainline operations and third rail by metro systems. There are also ground-level power supply systems for trams. Unlike conventional third-rail systems these are only live when in contact with the tram’s pickup shoe. This page contains all the latest railway electrification news and suppliers from around the world.

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RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

A study commissioned by the RDG has found that building the UK’s net zero railway could lead to the creation of approximately 6,000 jobs.

Scottish Rail Electrification Programme Gets the Green Light

Scottish Rail Electrification Programme Gets the Green Light

The East Kilbride and Barrhead electrification project will pass through East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire to the south of Glasgow.

Scotland Puts Rail Decarbonisation at Heart of Net Zero Plans

Scotland Puts Rail Decarbonisation at Heart of Net Zero Plans

Scotland’s First Minister has said that decarbonising transport, including rail services, can help reduce the threat of climate change.

Skeleton’s New Supercapacitors Offer Increase in Energy Density

Skeleton’s New Supercapacitors Offer Increase in Energy Den...

Skeleton Technologies is adding next-generation supercapacitors and modules to its portfolio including SkelCap SCX5000 and SkelMod 54V 277F.

How ARCOsystem Is Boosting Digital Rail Communications

How ARCOsystem Is Boosting Digital Rail Communications

Complete Composite Systems' ARCOsystem leads the way in improving Wi-Fi coverage on rail networks across Europe.

British Cables Company Announces New Senior Staff Appointments

British Cables Company Announces New Senior Staff Appointments

Following the recent retirement of Commercial Director, Paul Farrell, British Cables Company appoints new senior staff roles.

Wigan to Bolton Electrification Gets the Go-Ahead

Wigan to Bolton Electrification Gets the Go-Ahead

The 13-mile electrification project between Wigan and Bolton has been given the go-ahead by the British government.

Pandrol: Our Shrinking Carbon Footprint

Pandrol: Our Shrinking Carbon Footprint

Pandrol already operates in the rail industry, the most environmentally-friendly mode of transport, but plans to shrink its carbon footprint.

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