Home Infrastructure Crossrail engineers work around the clock to install overhead catenary system

Crossrail engineers work around the clock to install overhead catenary system

Crossrail has released a series of photos revealing the work taken to install the line’s overhead catenary system.

A team of engineers are working all hours to install two 25kv overhead traction power systems in the tunnels, using more than 1,500km of cable to supply power, lighting and ventilation systems.

 

The main power supply in the tunnels will come from two new supply points and their associated autotransformer feeder stations, which are being built at each end of the new railway along with autotransformer sites in east and southeast London.

The Transport for London (TfL) run railway will be named the Elizabeth line when services through central London open in December 2018.


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