UK’s Holy Grail could be retractable electric supply

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A ground-breaking design incorporating retractable overhead electric traction could be the answer that the UK rail freight industry has been waiting for. A collaboration between Swiss-headquartered engineering specialists Furrer and Frey, aggregates company Tarmac, and operator GB Railfreight will demonstrate in mid-March what will be the first electrified last-mile operation for the UK network.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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UK’s Holy Grail could be retractable electric supply

Wellingborough Aggregates Terminal 1 sunrise

A ground-breaking design incorporating retractable overhead electric traction could be the answer that the UK rail freight industry has been waiting for. A collaboration between Swiss-headquartered engineering specialists Furrer and Frey, aggregates company Tarmac, and operator GB Railfreight will demonstrate in mid-March what will be the first electrified last-mile operation for the UK network.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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