Intercity Express Programme Doncaster Depot Power Upgrade

  • Date: 2017 – 2020

  • Client: Hitachi ABB Powergrids

About this Project

A power upgrade for a crucial train maintenance depot in Doncaster. WCS provided the civils design of two substation compounds to house a Static Frequency Converter as well as a 33kV substation and 25kv Feeder Station. WCS also designed approximately 3.5km of cable feeder route to OLE connection points, crossing the East Coast Main Line via Undertrack and Overtrack Crossings (converting an existing Driver’s Footbridge into a HV cable way).

We have also provided ongoing CRE appointments for Construction and Design during the implementation phase.

The project featured challenges such as close collaboration with interested stakeholders such as the adjacent Potteric Carr nature reserve, the Doncaster Internal  Drainage board, the adjacent freight depot to name but a few.