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Electrification to prompt surge in demand for cables

15 February 2011 | By James Abbott, Technical Editor

Cables have applications all across the railway industry. Increasing interest in electrification implies extra demand for cables. Electrified railways are the way forward for the future, as they are cleaner and cheaper to operate than diesel. Another key point is that they are able to draw their power from any…


Railway electrification market remains buoyant

4 April 2010 | By James Abbott, Technical Editor, Global Railway Review

Railway electrification captures the zeitgeist of the 2010s. It addresses two of the world’s central concerns at this time: oil availability and carbon emissions. So despite pressures on public finances as a result of the economic recession, railway electrification continues to prove popular in Europe. ‘Peak oil’, the point in…