Issue: intersection joiner set incorrectly

Risk: impact damage to pantograph and infrastructure, heat damage to carbon contact, damage to multiple rollingstock, service downtime for emergency repairs

Value: identification of defective infrastructure and ability to improve maintenance procedures


Intersection of wire infrastructure set at incorrect height and level causing loss of electrical contact, impact and significant arcing across the main overhead wire and pantograph contact, producing excessive heat. This alert details the effect of a defective intersection on infrastructure and demonstrates the importance of correctly set wire heights and tension. As a function of this data, the stakeholder is enabled to perform maintenance at this location and validate the works performed.