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RJ Power Rail Completes Gospel Oak to Barking Scheme Electrification Works

RJ Power Rail has successfully completed works to support Amey Inabensa on Network Rail’s Gospel Oak to West Barking Electrification scheme, a rail programme to upgrade the existing rail freight and passenger train lines from diesel to traction power via the installation of new overhead lines.

The aim of these works is to double the current capacity for passengers on this line, making it much more efficient. The work will also improve the air quality for people who live and work near the line by enabling a switch from diesel to electric trains.

RJ Power Rail’s work scope for the project consisted of the supply, installation and interconnection of a range of cables and wiring; undertaking of additional electrical and mechanical installations; installing and testing the DNO supply and fibre connections; and the testing and pre-commissioning of HV and LV equipment.

The project was scheduled in a pre-arranged block programme, which caused some restrictions in terms of access for the team. RJ Power Rail remained flexible whenever the project approached an important milestone to ensure that a team could be on hand when they were needed in order to keep the project on track.

Chris Walker, H&S Manager at Amey Inabensa, said: “RJ Power Group’s project and engineering teams pulled out all stops to ensure this electrification support project was delivered on time and to specification. In addition to this, the teams worked collaboratively with us to support changes in design and perform additional works that will benefit the wider scheme.

“I would like to thank all involved for their efforts in this completing this project.”


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