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ABB to provide traction power solution for UK railway network


 ABB has won a $20 million contract from Network Rail to provide a trackside power electronics solution for new high-speed electric trains.

As part of the contract, ABB will deliver the complete SFC solution for Network Rail including the power electronics, transformers, switchgear and cabling, the manufacturer said in a press statement.

The solution will be used for the introduction of new 125 mph express trains, which are expected to start passenger services from 2018.

Source: ABB