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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Autumn Statement Response from Viper Innovations

Autumn Statement Response from Viper Innovations

Viper Innovations responds to the Autumn Statement, discussing the savings made from using the CableGuardian condition monitoring system.

Collaboration with Anchor Systems Announced

Collaboration with Anchor Systems Announced

CCS has announced a collaboration with Anchor Systems International Ltd, making installation of the ARCOSYSTEM® cable troughing even faster.

Network Rail Progresses Transpennine Route Upgrade Works

Network Rail Progresses Transpennine Route Upgrade Works

Network Rail has completed a series of improvement works for the Transpennine Route Upgrade between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

Romania: Alstom Consortium Awarded Signalling and Electrification Modernisation Contracts

Romania: Alstom Consortium Awarded Signalling and Electrification...

An Alstom consortium has been awarded two new signalling and electrification contracts to support rail modernisation in Romania.

Czech Republic: Electric RegioPanter Trains Deployed from Olomouc to Šumperk

Czech Republic: Electric RegioPanter Trains Deployed from Olomouc...

The first RegioPanter trains have commenced service on the newly electrified line from Olomouc to Šumperk via Uničov in the Czech Republic. 

How EdgeClips are Helping Train Engineers to Get Off Their Butts

How EdgeClips are Helping Train Engineers to Get Off Their Butts

Cable management specialist, HellermannTyton, has added the EC6-8, the largest EdgeClip, to its portfolio of fixing ties.

Australia: High-Voltage Power Systems Installed at Victoria Cross Station

Australia: High-Voltage Power Systems Installed at Victoria Cross...

High voltage power systems have been installed and commissioned at Victoria Cross Station for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest service. 

Last of 360 Francilien Trains Commences Service in Paris

Last of 360 Francilien Trains Commences Service in Paris

Île-de-France Mobilités has announced that the final electric Francilien train has now commenced service at Saint-Lazare station in Paris. 

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