September 2014 – February 2017

Staff working at the new maintenance depots being built for the governments flagship intercity Express Programme (IEP), are among the first to be protected by the Zonegreen New Generation Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS).

The maintenance facilities at North Pole, Stoke Gifford, Swansea and Doncaster are all being protected by DPPS that has been configured to each depots unique layout, combining powered derailers, road end control panels, train detection equipment and warning signals, as well as interlocking with the overhead lines.

Ross Cunningham, head of property and construction for Hitachi, added: “Delivering a safe working environment for employees across all of our train maintenance centres is a top priority for Hitachi Rail and Zonegreen’s systems help us put safety first. Innovation is at the core of how we work and this technology brings to life one of our most fundamental company values.”