East London Line New Cross Depot Contactors and Buffer Zone
Road contactors provide the 750V DC supply to Trolleys & Pedestals (Supplied by others at New Cross) which provide the shore supply for the rolling stock. This project provided maintenance and stabling facilities for the East London Line fleet rolling stock.
At New Cross Depot the requirements for train movements from an Earthed Traction System for a Wheel Lathe Road to a Traction Negative Traction System involved switching the supplies to a Buffer Zone between the two. This is achieved by a set of four 2 Pole Contactors, controlled from a Buffer Zone Control Panel which interfaces with the Wheel Lathe and Mule.