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Railway Electrification - Why 25kV?

Lecture

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This illustrated talk will take us on a journey through history, looking at how railway electrification has developed, with an overview of how and why we are now where we are today.

Date and Time

28 February 2013 - 18:30-20:00

Location

Birmingham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Power Systems & Equipment TPN.


About this event

25kV a.c. overhead electrification is a world standard system and is used in the UK north of the River Thames. But 750V d.c. third rail is used south of the river and in Liverpool. Around the world, a number of other systems are used. How did we get to this situation?

This illustrated talk will take us on a journey through history, looking at how railway electrification has developed, with an overview of how and why we are now where we are today.

Speaker(s)

Graeme Brindle (Technical Director of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Amey)

Programme

18:00   Refreshments and networking
18:30   Lecture commence

Additional information


This event has been organised by Midlands Power Group.

Registration information

Prior registration is required.

The lecture is free of charge and is open to IET members and non-members alike.



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