REVIEW OF MAIN LINE ELECTRIFICATION: FINAL REPORT OF A JOINT STEERING GROUP

The important policy consideration and detailed plans for electrification of main line railways in the UK. The report not only goes into specific plans for implementation of this policy, it looks at the impact of electrification in broader terms, both financial, and its effect on the rest of British industry and the existing transport systems. The report concludes that such a program would be financially worthwhile and would have two distinct advantages: reduction of dependence on oil (the railways at present use about 3% of oil consumed by transport) and assistance of the UK manufacturing industry to win more orders overseas, in keeping with the government's policy of using public purchasing more effectively to enhance the competitiveness of British industry. A fundamental look at British Rail policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Railways Board

    Euston Square, PO Box 100
    London NW1 2Dz,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Palmer, J
    • Posner, M
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM