Working with Australian partners, Andrew Engineering, Zonegreen’s DPPS has been successfully installed on 16 road ends at the new High Capacity Metro Trains maintenance facility, in Pakenham East, Victoria.
DPPS provides physical protection for staff working in the depot through the use of powered derailers. It is controlled by intuitive road end panels, operated by electronic datakeys that allow staff to create safe zones in which to work. The system also incorporates visual and audible warnings, indicating when vehicle movements have been authorised.
Further protection is provided through a signalling interface that prevents the ability for routes to be set into the shed whilst working personnel are logged onto work on specific roads.
The High Capacity Metro Trains project aims to reduce congestion and travel times for people living in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor by creating space for an additional 11,000 passengers. The first trains are now entering service with all 65 are due to be delivered by 2023.
DPPS is a registered trademark of Zonegreen Limited