Stanton Tunnel Conductor Rail System

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UK's first high speed Rigid Overhead Conductor Rail System

Stanton Tunnel on Old Dalby Test Track has been upgraded with Furrer+Frey Rigid Overhead Conductor Rail System (ROCS), making it UK’s first for High Speeds (up to 140mph).

F+F have used their patented design and components which offers improved reliability and safety in comparison to conventional methods of electrification in tunnels.

Stanton Tunnel ROCS features include,

  1. F+F Drilling rig – Drilling was done using F+F drilling rig to precise measurements important for high speed systems
  2. F+F Generation-4 Conductor Rail, CR4
  3. Transition bar for smooth interface between conventional OLE and ROCS
  4. State of art Expansion Joints to accommodate movements due to temperature variations
  5. Stainless steel components for better performance in corrosive environments
  6. Special protection cover for areas with water ingress

Project Milestone Dates

  1. Drilling Rig delivery at Site: 06th Feb 2015
  2. Work commence with Drilling: 12th - 21st Feb
  3. Drop tubes installation: 22/23rd -27th Feb
  4. Support installation: 27th Feb -03rd Mar
  5. Conductor Rail installation: 03-07th Mar
  6. Contact wire insertion: 12th Mar
  7. Adjustment & OLE connection: 13-15th Mar
  8. Final Check & Handover: 16th Mar 2015
  9. 25kV Energization: 17th Mar
  10. 110mph Train Testing: 18th Mar 2015

Site Location

The Stanton tunnel is located on Old Dalby Test Track, with the nearest access point being:

Former Pullman Inn

Station Road

Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire

NG12 5PR

This is just off A606 highway connecting Melton Mowbray and Nottingham.

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