Docklands Light Railway Bank and Beckton TPH Renewals

Antagrade have worked with DLR since its inception in the 1980s, installing, upgrading and carrying out routine maintenance of all elements of the traction supplies for system operators including the current franchisee, Keolis Amey Docklands (KAD).

Building on our unparalleled experience and knowledge of the DLR Traction Power assets, Antagrade were awarded the works   for the electrical installation, testing and commissioning of this sensitive technical project and played a key part in ensuring the lowest risk works realisation.

This was a critical project, especially so at the Bank TP Hut, where supplies to the dead-end interconnection with London Underground require to be maintained at all times. During the early consultation and strategy development period of the project, we proposed an interim commissioned phase to confirm the reliability of the scheme prior to full implementation.

As well as site installation and critical changeover, our contract included Attendance at Factory acceptance tests, off-site DC Protection relay programming and high current Direct Current (DAOL) testing. The existing tunnel trip and DC intertrip was proved for correction operation before being transferred to the temporary configuration and finally recommissioned, with all the works being carried out within very restricted possession periods.

The original systems installed and maintained by Antagrade since 1990 were then decommissioned and removed, the culmination of a project where our experience and cooperative working approach resulted in the acknowledgement from our client:

“Thank you for all your team’s efforts over the course of this project. You have been invaluable with your knowledge of DLR infrastructure and especially in liaison with KAD.”

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