Modernize ageing rail fleets and traction systems to increase efficiency

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Older train fleets tend to be based on older, less efficient technologies. In today’s context it would be inappropriate to use them for a period of over 30 years, but basic economics often prevents them from being replaced before the end of their natural life spans. However, these systems can be modernized by retrofitting newer technologies, especially newer traction power systems that are more powerful and more efficient; this transition can be accomplished quickly and at a relatively low cost.

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