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  • Thames Valley Section Meeting -Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2
  • Richard Antliff
  • Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2 (Phil Holbourn, Holbourn Engineering Ltd & Network Rail)

    Philip will describe the challenging alternative solution that has been implemented at Cardiff Intersection Bridges, where the distances between wire/bridge and also wire/train have been reduced to very low levels. The solution involves unusual track forms, use of surge arrestors, a specialist insulated coating on the bridge, water troughs, bridge strengthening works, lots of documentation, and careful integration.
    Challenges included great debates regarding class 37 locomotives, steam locomotives, window box clearances, the likelihood of lightening, paint, concrete, and the exact wording of various standards and the real risks involved. Philip will describe the
    fascinating journey through track and OLE that this project has woven to achieve a complex but successful energisation.

    Meeting from 17:00 for light refreshments for a 17:45 start.

  • 04/03/2020 17:45
  • 04/03/2020 19:45
  • Network Rail’s Davidson House Offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EU
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