London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme

The only DC line heading north out of London, the Euston to Watford line could be regarded as having been somewhat neglected in comparison with other suburban areas.

This was a demanding project where our experience and flexibility allowed us to cope with an ever-changing programme and technical requirements.

The LOCIP works comprised a programme of DC power supply reinforcement and strategic reorganisation of HV distribution, with abandoned feeders being relocated and brought back into service and a complete new central HV substation installed and commissioned ready for the arrival of new grid supplies.

Antagrade were involved from the outset, working alongside and supporting the client through proposal development and the bid process into successful contract award, including the installation, testing and commissioning of the two new HV switchboards and a number of DC cabling and ETE reconfigurations, liaising closely with the Electrical Control Room and the maintenance organisation for local intelligence unavailable through project channels and assisting our client in a first foray into DC traction.

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