Light rail traction power & catenary systems
Critical to the effectiveness of your rail line are the systems and components that power and direct it. The key components of your power system include:
- Traction power substations
- Power distribution system
- Underground duct banks and cabling
- Overhead catenary system (OCS)
Traction power substations
The traction power substation plays a key role in the overall traction electrification of your light rail transit system as it is where the main power comes from. The traction power substation is where utility power is typically converted from AC to DC before being transmitted to the train through our traction power distribution system and overhead catenary system. There are multiple substations for a rail line which EPCOR's team of experts can help design, build, upgrade and maintain.
Fort Edmonton Substation upgrade case study.
To date, EPCOR Technologies is responsible for maintaining 17LRT DC traction power substations for the City of Edmonton. We are also contracted to provide preventative and reactionary maintenance services for substations within the right-of-way for the TransMountain Pipleline Expansion project.
Traction power distribution system
The traction power distribution system takes the DC traction power from the substation to the overhead catenary system. We can design, construct and maintain any underground duct banks and cabling required for your railway system.
EPCOR Technologies is responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of traction power components of the City of Edmonton's LRT. EPCOR Technologies also supports capital projects with the installation new traction power components including:
- DC switchgear
- AC switchgear
- Cable tray and wiring
- Charger/Battery Bank
- Power distribution components
- RTU Cabinet
Overhead catenary systems
Overhead catenary systems (OCS), also called overhead contact systems, is a key component as it supplies the current to run the train.
The team at EPCOR Technologies helps proactively and reactively maintain the overhead catenary system for 24.3 kilometers of track in Edmonton. Learn more about our maintenance of the
LRT traction power and signal system for the City of Edmonton.
The interconnected components that deliver power to your rail line are all vital to a well-functioning system. Your choice in who builds and maintains these elements can be just as critical. We have extensive experience managing the implementation, integration and operation of such components across varied weather conditions and network expansions.
Contact EPCOR Technologies about your light rail power system.