Renewal of high voltage feeder cables is a significant ongoing programme for improving resilience of the rail network.
Replacement of a 20km stretch on the Portsmouth to London Waterloo line had to meet the critical possession dates booked over two years in advance. Using the highly collaborative SMD framework for the HV Feeder Renewals has brought significant benefits:
- Agile support from the core functional experts has delivered a more efficient design; faster approvals; lean planning, methods, and performance.
- The two critical programmed dates for cable installation were achieved with no train delays.