Section one of many Fife route electrification venture in Scotland has secured the go-ahead to proceed to the development stage.
Developed by Transport Scotland and Community Rail, this rail decarbonisation venture will entail an funding of £55m.
Building will start this month with work on electrification of the part between Haymarket and Dalmeny.
This venture is a part of a rolling programme that intends to increase the electrification to Dundee and Aberdeen. The work is anticipated to be over by December 2024.
Scotland transport minister Jenny Gilruth stated: “It’s nice information that the primary part of the Fife electrification venture is anticipated to begin this month as it will make a big distinction to passenger and freight providers sooner or later.
“Supply of the Fife Decarbonisation venture will assist the introduction of recent rolling inventory by means of partial electrification of the route.”
Not too long ago, the general Fife electrification venture secured the nod for partial electrification by means of battery electrical a number of items.
Extra growth work can be carried out to assist the venture, said Transport Scotland.
This assist the railway community’s 2035 decarbonisation purpose.
Approval has additionally been granted to advance the following design part of the scheme for Borders Line decarbonisation. It can assist partially electrify the route with battery electrical a number of items.
Moreover, a procurement competitors to discover a most popular producer and financier for brand new suburban trains to run decarbonised rail passenger providers on the routes coated by East Kilbride, Fife and Borders routes acquired the inexperienced mild.
The venture will change 42 Class 156 trains in addition to the 55 Class 318 and 320 trains working within the Strathclyde space.