SIEMENS Transportation Systems has received Railtrack product acceptance for Sitras 8DA 25 kV AC SF6 gas insulated switchgear. Later this year 44 panels will be commissioned as part of Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil’s power reinforcement project at Corey’s Mill on the East Coast Main Line.

Sitras 8DA is the latest generation of a product used extensively in traction power applications in a number of countries. The hermetically-sealed enclosure has a small footprint suitable for use in confined or underground locations, and the operating parts are maintenance free. Siemens can supply a fully-tested modular substation with 8DA switchgear.

  • Siemens has also bought the rights to the Kestrel KDX300 signal post telephone concentrator, currently in use on Railtrack’s Southern Zone. Designed for small to medium-sized signalling centres, it can handle up to 256 telephones per node and is available with touch-screen or conventional key and lamp consoles.

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