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‘Use E Sussex electrification to pilot new rail funding model’


Andrew Forster
07 July 2017
Uckfield: SNCF calling?
Uckfield: SNCF calling?


The Uckfield branch line in East Sussex should be electrified as a pilot project for a new way of funding and delivering rail enhancements, rail manager Chris Gibb has told the Government.

The 25-mile Uckfield branch is one of the few remaining unelectrified parts of the rail network south of the Thames. Gibb recommends electrifying the branch from Hurst Green Junction with 25kV AC overhead equipment rather than the 750V DCthird rail equipment, which is standard throughout British Rail’s...

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