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Experience with Networker One, IEE Colloquium on

Date 7 May 1993

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  • Fit for all types of snow: testing at Vienna Arsenal

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    The heavy snowfall in the UK during February 1991 led to most of the modern Network SouthEast rolling stock grinding to a halt. The dry, powdery snow got into the traction motors leading to insulation failures and the doors became blocked by snow building up in the bottom runners and pockets. Network SouthEast were very keen to avoid similar problems recurring with the new Class 465 Networker One electric multiple units and the project was initiated to undertake climatic testing of the vehicles. This entailed evaluating the performance of both Class 465 vehicle types under both cold temperature and snow conditions. The author describes how the project achieved its objective of evaluating the climatic performance of both types of Class 465 Networker One in Vienna Arsenal. The project timescales were achieved and all required tests completed View full abstract»

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  • Networker: the infrastructure

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    The Class 465 Networker One train is 81.9 meters long in a 4 car unit and is 2.82 metres wide over body at its widest part compared with an existing Class 415 unit which measures 80.5 metres in length and is 2.74 metres wide over body, though it is 2.82 metres wide over door handles. This increase in length and width, together with the many novel and innovative features incorporated within the train, has lead to substantial, infrastructure improvements, (which have been phased to reflect the introduction of the new trains into service). The author describes how the component parts of the `base case' railway are the works that must or should be undertaken to permit the Networkers to operate over Kent Link lines and to permit the business to maximise their substantial investment in these high tec trains View full abstract»

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  • Driver training: the use of simulators

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    The author describes how the decision to use simulators for training drivers for Networker One EMUs was based on four clearly identified needs of the training department:- (1) conversion training of competent drivers; (2) basic training of new entrants; (3) training drivers to handle emergency situations; and (4) numerical assessment of drivers' performance. These needs were reinforced by a number of other requirements, including the new technology of Networkers compared to existing rolling stock; the number of drivers to be trained; the short delivery programme and timescale for introduction of Networkers; and the restrictions placed on training on a busy inner suburban railway View full abstract»

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  • The development and manufacture of Networker One trains

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    The author gives an overview of why and how the re-equipping of Network SouthEast South Eastern Division rolling stock has been achieved. A new range of passenger rolling stock (both DMU and EMU), for intensive commuter services into and from Central London, has been created, and Networker One is the EMU version of that massive development strategy. Each Networker One train is a 4-car unit, powered at nominally 750 V DC third rail supply, and each vehicle has a nominal length of 20 m, 2.82 m wide maximum, and 81.9 m overall length of 4-car units, capable of coupling to form 12 car trains View full abstract»

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  • Networker maintenance-the system: the depot

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    The author gives a brief summary of the maintenance policies and facilities supporting the introduction of Class 465 Networker One units on Kent Line rail services. Some of the background events and experience to date are also described View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Experience with Networker One' (Digest No.107)

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    The following topics were dealt with: electric railways; Class 465 Networker One; commerce; railway infrastructure; train manufacturing; maintenance engineering; driver training; train simulators; and testing projects View full abstract»

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