Lydden Electrical Distribution Cubicle Replacement
Following a road traffic incident, Network Rail Works Delivery Ashford, instructed Fuse Rail to replace a Distribution Network Operator supply cubicle in Lydden. The electrical cubicle had been struck by a vehicle which caused it to be damaged beyond repair, along with the existing boundary fence.
Fuse Rail undertook the required planning and installation works, including third party liaison with UK Power Networks. The existing supply was isolated and the damaged cubicle removed in order to allow for the remedial works to be undertaken. A new hardstanding area was constructed with the addition of concrete bollards for future protection, and the fence repaired. A new fully equipped GRP double-sided cubicle was installed on site with the aid of a HIAB lorry. UK Power Networks installed a new single phase supply under the supervision of Fuse Rail, the whole installation was then fully tested to the current BS7671 standards prior to issuing a certificate to the Client.
Sevenoaks Tunnel conductor rail refurbishment
Sevenoaks Tunnel was a very challenging project, in a difficult environment. The tunnel is approximately 1 mile 1693 yards in length and over a period of a few weeks, Fuse Rail worked closely with Network Rail to renew all the conductor rail insulator pots. Whilst this work was taking place, we undertook a conductor rail survey in order to ascertain how much of the rail required replacing due to damage and/or rail wear. The results were presented and the work was planned to take place within a 52 hour possession. During the weekend, whilst we cut and removed the old existing rail, a Long Welded Rail Train delivered 14 x 182.88 metres (600ft) lengths of conductor rail ready for installation. In total, Fuse Rail installed almost 2600 metres of rail successfully without any performance disruptions.
Eastbourne reactive DC cabling
Fuse Rail have worked closely with Network Rail to renew nearly 1km of DC cabling at Eastbourne. There was an existing issue of cables burning out which were fed into an LCS2 4kA Track Isolating Switch from the nearby Eastbourne Substation. We were tasked with taking a switchout of the affected breaker within the substation, disconnecting the burnt DC cables and renewing them along with refurbishing the Track Isolating Switch for an extended lifespan. Fuse Rail were able to bring the TIS and the breaker back into service with minimal downtime.