Sydney Trains awarded Systra the role as a system integrator on the electrical isolations improvement programme (EIIP).
Systra will be focusing on the remote switching part of EIIP fulfilling a highly specialised service. As part of the project scope, the company will design, type approve, and construct and commission the integrated remote switching system.
The remote switching capability has been developed to address two key challenges. First is to accommodate a safer and more productive maintenance schedule for rail corridor assets to maintain safe operation. The second is to reduce the impact on commuters if a power outage is required in case of an emergency.
The project aims to deliver safer and more improved electrical power outages on the 1500V overhead wiring and high voltage networks. More specifically, the project will deliver benefits such as reducing the need for people to be in the danger zone and exposed to hazards, maximising possession time and reducing isolation time, and improving emergency responses to incidents, by decreasing the time taken to isolate/reinstate. This project will commence with an off-system trial.