HS2 shortlists bidders for high voltage power supply systems

HS2 today shortlisted bidders for its high voltage (HV) power supply systems.  The winning organisations will go on to deliver electrical systems covering 280km of the UK's new high speed rail link and enable millions of people to enjoy...

Tests find North West overhead power lines in tip top condition

Pioneering tests of almost 800 miles of high-voltage overhead electric cables which power trains have shown they are in great condition on key North West rail routes. In a North West first, an electric train specially equipped with a system...

One Big Circle’s pioneering technology deployed by Network Rail

Intelligent video specialist, One Big Circle has successfully secured a contract with Network Rail to detect critical faults on the conductor rail of the electric sections of routes. One Big Circle’s solution combines its award-winning AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video...

McGinley Support Services and Jeep Rail announce collaborative working agreement for OLE

McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd and isolation management service experts Jeep Rail are pleased to announce a collaborative working agreement on OLE. This agreement will further enhance the OLE isolation planning and delivery offering McGinley provides its customers as...

Yokogawa Test & Measurement’s next generation DL950 ScopeCorder is ideal for transport applications

The latest in the Yokogawa ScopeCorder family offers improved high-speed data acquisition facilities, giving better insight for manufacturers developing advanced and sustainable transport solutions – Yokogawa Test & Measurement has added another new instrument to its ScopeCorder family of portable...

DC-UPS takes intelligent approach to industrial power

Relec Electronics introduces the CBI series of DC-UPS DIN rail modules with battery management for reliable power and digital control.  The CBI series of DIN rail mount DC UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) from Italian manufacturer, Adel Systems, have multiple features...

Cardiff bridge avoids £40m demolition thanks to electric resistant paint

In a world first, electric resistant paint combined with voltage-controlled clearance (VCC) has helped make a Victorian railway bridge usable by new electric trains, avoiding weeks of passenger disruption and train delays in the process. Just over a year ago,...

Network Rail begins vital work at Market Harborough in step towards electrification

Network Rail is carrying out essential work to remove trees and plants close to the railway in Market Harborough, whilst working to protect the environment and increase the amount of biodiversity in the area, ahead of improvements to electrify...

First battery-powered tram successfully tested by Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail has successfully tested its first battery-powered tram in Florence – an important milestone towards expanding the firm’s offer to market the vehicles across the world. While traditional tram lines require electrified infrastructure – usually overhead wires supported by...

First battery-powered tram successfully tested by Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail has successfully tested its first battery-powered tram in Florence – an important milestone towards expanding the firm’s offer to market the vehicles across the world. While traditional tram lines require electrified infrastructure – usually overhead wires supported by...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...