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Keeping the trains on track

Learn how EcoStruxure Power helps reduce the number of power system incidents with a new electrical substation.
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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

The Solution

Reliability with EcoStruxure Power

Edge Control: AVEVA Plant SCADA
Connected Products: GHA Rail, Compact NSX

The Results

  • Minimized on-site work during the upgrade, avoiding as many interruptions to commuters as possible
  • Reduction in the number of incidents which impact the entire inner-city network, resulting in fewer delays to commuter services
  • Overcame the challenge of ensuring power reliability for 1.5 million extra passengers during the Commonwealth Games
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“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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