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Study into more third rail electrification


26 June 2020
Third rail: safety concerns
Third rail: safety concerns


Ways of delivering infill rail electrification in areas with 750V DC third rail are to be explored in a study for the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). 

Most of the rail network in southeast England is third rail, including the lines in Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and parts of Dorset. Weymouth is the western extremity of the DC network. The Merseyrail Electrics network also uses third rail. 

A small number of non-electrified passenger lines exist in the...

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