Adelaide Electrification Stage 1

Client: Laing O’Rourke


The electrified system to be installed on these lines is similar to the system that operates successfully in Brisbane and Perth, and many other locations around the world. The voltage is similar to that carried along many arterial roads on the ETSA Utilities power distribution network. The works to electrify the Noarlunga and Seaford lines will include: The project includes:


Installation of masts and overhead wiring system


Construction of substations to power the electrified system


Safety screens at bridges and pedestrian overpasses


Relocation of services (mostly existing overhead electricity cables) where they are in the way of the rail corridor overhead wiring system


Modifications to the existing rail signalling system to integrate with electrification


Upgrade to the existing network communications system.