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Gold Coast Light Rail, Australia

Substations to power new rapid transit network and increase energy efficiency

The GoldLinQ consortium is delivering Stage One of the Gold Coast Light Rail. Stage One will carry passengers along the 13 kilometer light rail corridor, connecting them from the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University to the fast growing commercial, retail and recreational centers of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The corridor will include 16 stations and will be serviced by 14 light rail vehicles.

ABB’s scope of work comprises six traction substations rated at 11 kV AC / 750V DC for the first stage of the light rail project. These will be pre-assembled and tested in the factory and consist of a transportable outdoor building equipped with advanced technologies.

Key products include ENVILINE ™ diode rectifiers, DC switchgear, SafePlus medium-voltage switchgear, dry-type rectifier and auxiliary transformers, stray current monitoring systems and auxiliary equipment.

Main data

Commissioning year: 2014
Supply voltage:
11 kV, 50 Hz
Traction system:
DC
Traction voltage:
750 V
Installed power:
7 MVA
Application:
Light rail

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