BRITISH RAIL: THE TIMESCALE FOR A STRATEGIC ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME

At the end of 1972, 17 percent (about 3200 km) of the British Rail network was electrified, a lower proportion than most of the other major railway systems of Europe. The author's premise is the oil will become either non-existent or at best prohibitively expensive (relative to other fuels) by 2000 to 2010 and that no easy replacement will appear. This is the case for electrification of a significant basic network within the next three decades in order than Britain not return to medieval transport and social conditions. The timescale for such an undertaking as electrification of major British rail routes is tight; a decision not to take this step would dim prospects for British economy and security.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Harman, R G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 432-437
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 314
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM