May 2015 - July 2015
SwanseaDownload full PDF case study
Pod-Trak was contracted to supply and install all the OLE required to electrify the Hitachi-operated depot at Swansea. Works included the supply and installation of transfer plates, structures, SPS, headspans, switching and bonding.
The installation of the contact wire was omitted from the scope to reduce the risk of theft, as the depot will not go live until the Great Western Electrification reaches Swansea. Works also included the installation of structures along the NWR main line. With careful planning and communication between Pod-Trak, the client and Hitachi, the depot remained operational throughout the installation programme.
In 2018 Pod-Trak returned to site to remove the SPS as it is now unlikely that electrification will reach Swansea.