With oil now causing severe foreign exchange problems, many countries taking another look at electrification are finding the fixed installation costs have fallen dramatically. Although development in Britain and France was focused on improving high speed current collection, one result has been major economies in overhead equipment design for less busy lines operating up to 100 km/h. The cost of erecting high-voltage medium-speed catenary could be as low as 5000 Pound Sterling per track-km under favourable conditions.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00056872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM