Topic: Electrification

Britain develops innovations for electrified railways

Several British engineering companies developed or are developing new products related to the electrification of railways. They will optimise the interaction between pantograph units and catenary systems as well will reduce costs for both infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strategic priorities for HS2

HS2, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, is gradually being implemented. The High Speed Rail Group highlights six strategic priorities that the planned line between London and Northern England should address. What...Read more
|2 comments|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Robroyston railway station

Scotland will decarbonise its railways by 2045

Scotland, the constituent unit of the United Kingdom, will reach zero emission by 2045. To this end, the country’s government plans to decarbonise the railway network. Within this policy, it has scheduled massive improvements of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Over 400 battery trains could be introduced in UK

Two-thirds of the UK’s railway network is non-electrified. This creates great promise and demand for battery-powered trains. Hitachi Rail has estimated the potential of the British market at the level of more than 400 vehicles...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

More catenaries on Belarusian railway network

Belarusian Railway has completed the electrification of the first stage of the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. The electric trains began to carry passengers from Minsk and Gomel to Svetlogorsk-on-Berezina since 21 June. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MAV Kiss train, source: Stadler

Hungarian Railways focuses on hybrid trains

Hungarian national railway operator MÁV-Start intends to purchase 50 hybrid trains. They will be able to power from both overhead wires and built-in batteries. With the help of new vehicles, MÁV-Start will improve its regional...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Four steps to enhance rail services in Scotland

Transform Scotland, the Edinburgh-based association for promoting sustainable transport, has published its proposals to improve the inter-city rail connections in the constituent part of the United Kingdom. The recommendations are focused on the development of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Belarusian track motorcars for electrification, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarus electrifies railways despite pandemic

Belarusian Railway is carrying on with electrification of its network despite the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, the key project is to install wires on the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. It will facilitate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko