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Sunbury Line Upgrade

In 2019 work started to upgrade signalling, overhead wiring and platforms to enable High Capacity Metro Trains to operate on the Sunbury line following the completion of the Metro Tunnel.

New overhead wires temporarily held in place by rope and chains

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:15 PM
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Hi-rail boom lift at work installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:13 PM
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Paired cantilever stanchions support the contact wire changeover at the down end of Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:12 PM
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Only a concrete foundation and some cut off metals remains of a 1920s Merz tensioning portal structure at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:12 PM
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New overhead wires at the down end of Albion, new double wire traction power feeders also being added

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:11 PM
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Hi-rail boom lift at work installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:10 PM
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New cantilevered overhead gantries replacing the 1920s Merz stanchions at the down end of Albion

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Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:08 PM
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New cantilevered overhead gantries replacing the 1920s Merz stanchions at the down end of Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:07 PM
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New overhead wires at the down end of Albion, new double wire traction power feeders also being added

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:06 PM
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New overhead wires at the down end of Albion, new double wire traction power feeders also being added

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:05 PM
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Metro Tunnel branded truck transports new overhead stanchions along St Albans Road, Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:04 PM
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Metro Tunnel branded truck transports removed 1920s Merz stanchions along St Albans Road, Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 15:02 PM
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Hi-rail boom lift at work installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:57 PM
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Installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:57 PM
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Hi-rail trucks at work installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:56 PM
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1920s Merz stanchion at Albion partially demolished

Missing the 22kV AC feeders, 1500V DC overhead, and crossbeam that linked the towers

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:56 PM
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Crane atop a hi-rail truck installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:55 PM
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Hi-rail trucks at work installing the new double wire traction power feeders at Albion

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:55 PM
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Installing the traction feeders outside the Albion tie station

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:54 PM
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Both contact and catenary wires replaced at Albion, with new double wire traction power feeders added

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:54 PM
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Piles of redundant copper contact wires waiting to be collected for recycling

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:52 PM
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Cleaning out the staff toilets at the site compound

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:52 PM
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New double wire traction power feeders and upgraded catenary wire at Sunshine

Tuesday 2 March 2021 14:52 PM
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