Railway Electrification in Great Britain - Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

In 2006, 40 percent (3,062 miles (4,928 km)) of the British rail network was electrified, and 60 percent of all rail journeys were by electric traction (both by locomotives and multiple units). According to Network Rail, 66 percent of the electrified network uses the 25 kV AC overhead system, and 36 percent uses the 660/750 V DC third-rail system.

Read more about this topic:  Railway Electrification In Great Britain

Other articles related to "facts and figures":

Seven-day Week - Facts and Figures
... A system of Dominical letters has been used to determine the day of week in the Gregorian or the Julian calendar. ...

Famous quotes containing the words facts and, figures and/or facts:

    It is part of the educator’s responsibility to see equally to two things: First, that the problem grows out of the conditions of the experience being had in the present, and that it is within the range of the capacity of students; and, secondly, that it is such that it arouses in the learner an active quest for information and for production of new ideas. The new facts and new ideas thus obtained become the ground for further experiences in which new problems are presented.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)