Stanton Tunnel Conductor Rail System

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Contents posted on this blog will provide the latest work porgress, updated project status and key information on the project.

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Successful Train Testing at 110mph

Posted by [email protected] on March 18, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (49)

18th Mar 2015:

The morning of 18th Mar saw Bombardier Class 387 unit (8 coach, 2 pantographs) running under the ROCS system at Stanton Tunnel at 110mph. The system performed well with good visual dynamic seen at the interface between conventional OLE and ROCS.

The train trials are planned for 18th & 19th Mar. In coming weeks, Hitachi IEP trains will also be tested at Old Dalby test track.

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Adjustment done, Works Completed, Tunnel handed over to NR

Posted by [email protected] on March 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Update 16th Mar'2015:

The adjustment of height and stagger was completed on Sunday 15th Mar. The expansion joints were also checked and final regulated. This was followed by final check with a pan-unit and tunnel clean-up works.

Officials from NR & F+F also visited the site and the response was encouraging.

The system is now ready for commissioning.

The earths will be removed on 17th Mar morning and the system would be switched on with 25kV feed. The...

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Contact Wire Insertion Completed

Posted by [email protected] on March 12, 2015 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Update: 12th Mar 2015

After being ahead of schedule for most of the works, we faced a little hickups with final lot of deliveries and some last minute changes which resulted in a delay. We were able to complete the contact wire insertion today for the tunnel as well as the adjoining conventional overhead line sections. A total of 2.2km new contact wire was installed.

The catenary / messenger wire is terminated on the tunnel portal.

Over the next 2 days we plan ...

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Conductor Rail Goes UP...ahead of Schedule!

Posted by [email protected] on March 1, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 01st Mar'2015:

After completing the bracket installation ahead of planned date, we could start conductor rail installation today. The transition bar is the first element of the rail which goes up, followed by Anchor bar and conductor bars.

The rails were prepared with interlocking joints before taking up the platform for installation. We are now moving ahead of schedule and this will allow us more time for final adjustment and regulation of the system.

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Drop Tube Installation Commences!

Posted by [email protected] on February 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Update: 23rd Feb 2015

After a little mix-up on Friday with regard to site access for working on the weekend, the work commenced this morning with Drop Tube installation. Pull out tests were also conducted on some randon locations.

The drop tube installation is critical as the tubes need to be exactly perpendicular to the track. This makes the installation a little tricky but AMCO team could understand the right way to keep the level always at 90 degrees to the track....

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Drilling complete, anchors set, Drop Tubes Delivered!

Posted by [email protected] on February 20, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Update: 20th Feb 2015

The drilling work has been completed ahead of schedule. The team has now begun to set resin and anhcors longwith carrying pull out tests on some locations. The drop tubes also arrived today late afternoon. These were subsequently placed on location to facilitate the team to commence support installation tomorrow. Some great work done by the procurement team, the site team, the coordinators and the supplier to ensure advance delivery and get good work ...

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Drilling Rig ready for operation

Posted by [email protected] on February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Update: 10th Feb 2015

The drilling rig set was completed today. All the electrical connections were tested. Water recycling pump was checked. Level of drilling machine was set as per the design requirements. Vertical movement of the three drilling machines was tested. A work platform was also attached next to the drilling rig for the workmen. The drilling will now commence on 11th Feb 2015, 0800 hrs.

The plan is to do the drilling for first location. Then take the me...

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Drilling continues...

Posted by [email protected] on February 12, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Update: 12th Feb 2015

Progressing well, the drilling crossed the 50% mark today. The workmen were able to keep good pace and drill about 70 locations in today's shift. We were lucky that there were no train operations today and we had full access to the track.

Tomorrow we plan to put in some resin anchors also, so that they are ready for pull out test on Monday, 17th Feb.

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Drilling work commences!

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 11th Feb 2015:

We were hoping to start the works early. But there was some train operation on the test track which did not allow us to get on with the works. After getting the track possession at around 1130, the drilling commenced at around 1200. The first two locations were drilled. Then the measurements were taken from the track level to check the setting distance. A minor correction was done in the drilling rig position before proceeding to the next location. We...

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Setting Up Drilling Rig

Posted by [email protected] on February 9, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Update 09th Feb 2015:

The drilling rig is being set up in the correct configuration, so that drilling works are carried out smoothly. The Drilling rig ancillaries include:

  1. Water recycling plant including a water pump
  2. A air compressor 
  3. Generator with suitable junction/distribution box

It will work with two work plaforms to assist in the drilling process.

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