Newton Heath – SMART DPPS including crossing barrier interface

May 2016

Network Rail’s newly upgraded Newton Heath maintenance depot, has become the most recent facility to benefit from installing the Zonegreen Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPSTM).

Working with Amalgamated Construction (AMCO), Zonegreen has provided its DPPSTM and interlocking solutions to protect staff working on the 10 road shed and on the 2 fuelling roads.  The system comprising of the firm’s Network Rail approved derailers, control panels and warning beacons, also contains interlocks with the depots 2 cranes and the engine drop system.

Zonegreen also installed three crossing barriers at Newton Heath that are linked to DPPSTM, to keep road vehicles off the tracks when train movements are in progress. In addition, the depot was fitted with one of its Points Converters to automate a manual point and to prevent the switch being activated if a vehicle is detected in the fowling zone.

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