On behalf of Sydney Trains, SYSTRA will be focusing on the Remote Switching part of EIIP fulfilling a highly specialised service. As part of the project scope, SYSTRA will design, type approve, and construct and commission the integrated remote switching system.
Helen Williams, Executive General Manager – Transport, SYSTRA says, “SYSTRA has forged a reputation as the signature team for transport solutions and this project exemplifies that. We want to be the go-to for clients looking to resolve complex challenges and to bring direct benefits to the communities we live and operate in.”
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
- improving emergency responses to incidents, by decreasing the time taken to isolate/reinstate
This project will commence with an off-system trial.