Why Electrification?

Electrifying the majority of the state railway network helps setting the framework for a more modern railway with cheaper and more stable train service at the same time as electrical power-driven trains are for the benefit of the environment. Thus, electrification contributes to ensuring a reliable and attractive railway benefiting passengers, operators as well as the environment.

Electrification allows for:

  • Shorter travel time – electric trains can drive at a higher speed (160-250 km/h), and they accelerate and brakes faster

  • Less noise when the trains leave the platforms

  • Cheaper and more stable train service

  • Lower costs of operation and maintenance

  • Electric trains have environmental benefits - reduction of CO2 emissions and particle pollution