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Railway electrification in Great Britain: Quiz


Question 1: [1] Several schemes (see below) were implemented in its wake, although the ________ and World War II meant very little work was done.
Federal Reserve SystemRepublican Party (United States)United StatesGreat Depression

Question 2: The advantage of the fourth rail system is that the two running rails are available exclusively for ________, of which there are many, though this was not the primary reason for adopting a fourth-rail scheme.
Track circuitRailway signallingAutomatic Train ProtectionAxle counter

Question 3: This left only a few generally isolated, rural lines and freight branches unelectrified (West of England Main Line, ________, Marshlink Line, and Oxted Line - Uckfield branch).
South Western Main LineBrighton Main LineNorth Downs LineWaterloo to Reading Line

Question 4: World War Two saw extensive damage to the region, but electrification was soon resumed under the newly nationalised ________'s southern region.
ScotRailBritish RailVirgin TrainsMidland Mainline

Question 5: Richmond - North Woolwich (________)
West London LineInner South London LineGospel Oak to Barking LineNorth London Line

Question 6: ________ (part was converted to Manchester Metrolink)
Manchester Victoria stationManchester Piccadilly stationAltrincham stationManchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway

Question 7: A similar arrangement applies on the District Line between Putney Bridge and Wimbledon, where ________ tracks also used by South West Trains, although the latter are not normally in passenger service.
District lineBlackfriars stationLondon Victoria stationLondon Underground

Question 8: Stafford to Manchester Line - branch of WCML, electrifed in the wake of the BR ________.
History of rail transport in Great Britain 1948–1994Privatisation of British RailRail transport in Great BritainBritish Rail

Question 9: The remainder was handed over to BR in 1975 in conjunction with the suburban electrification of the ________.
Midland Main LineHertford Loop LineWest Coast Main LineEast Coast Main Line

Question 10: Currently the service is by DMUs, pending reopening of part of the ________
Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction RailwayEdinburgh, Leith and Newhaven RailwayEdinburgh and Dalkeith RailwayWaverley Line


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