Queensland Rail Ipswich Overhead Wiring Design

At a Glance

  • Client(s)
  • Queensland Rail
  • Project Location(s)
  • Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
LTK-designed railcarDown to the wire. 

LTK Australia was engaged by Queensland Rail to prepare an overhead traction wiring design, provide construction support, and prepare as-built records for this brownfield project. LTK Australia was also tasked with providing a wiring design that permitted finite portions of the work to be completed, checked, and placed in service at the end of each construction outage for the route. Additionally, the design allowed preparatory construction work to proceed while the route was open for rail traffic with the overhead traction wiring energized.

The design and construction were managed by Queensland Rail, coordinating a mix of external and internal staff and resources. LTK Australia incorporated various features in the design that reflected the constraints of construction under operation and the Queensland Rail-preferred methods of construction, maximizing the effectiveness of the construction group within the limited periods of site access. This approach also required using existing Queensland Rail standard component designs and wiring assemblies.

LTK Capabilities Used on This Project