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  • Keeping the trains on track

    EcoStruxure helped Queensland Rail improve the reliability of its services in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Upgrade your aging equipment

Discover the benefits of modernizing your existing LV and MV switchgear to help cut costs and boost reliability.

Discover EcoStruxure

Learn how your business can achieve success with EcoStruxure: Innovation at Every Level.

The Challenge

•  Reduce the number of power incidents which caused delays on Queensland Rail’s busy inner-city network in Brisbane
•  Build a more reliable system to help cope with 1.5 million extra visitors to the 2018 Commonwealth Games
•  Install a new substation at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley station, in a space allowing for just a 24-square foot (7.3 m2) container
•  Carry out the work with minimal disruption to passengers
Queensland Rail Engineers

The Solution

Apps Analytics and Services: Reliability with EcoStruxure™ Power
Edge Control: Citect SCADA
Connected Products: GHA Rail, Gutor PXC, Compact NSX

• A new substation using a range of solutions based on EcoStruxure Power.

• These included the GHA Rail gas-insulated switchgear, MiCOM protection relays, a Gutor PXC industrial UPS system, Compact NSX circuit breakers, a compact LV Spacial SF enclosure, and Citect SCADA monitoring and control software.
Queensland Rail - MV switchgear

The Results

• Minimized on-site work during the upgrade, avoiding as many interruptions to commuters as possible
• The carbon footprint has been reduced by 9,000 tons per year
• Reduction in the number of incidents which impact the entire inner-city network, resulting in fewer delays to commuter services
• Coped with the stringent test of 1.5 million extra passengers during the Commonwealth Games
Queensland Rail train at station

“We have increased patronage on the trains and we need more trains and more power to cope with the demand.”

Paul Rourke, Project Manager, Queensland Rail

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