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We know delays caused by OLE failures are frustrating and do all we can to minimise them.
What is OLE?
Overhead line equipment – or OLE – is the name for the overhead wires and other equipment you can see on electrified railway lines.
It carries 25,000 volts of electricity to power electric trains.
It’s a critical part of the railway that allows us to run faster and greener electric services instead of diesel.
Watch this video to find out more:
How can it cause delays?
Delays can occur when a problem affects the OLE, requiring us to either stop or slow down services through the area.
There are lots of different components that make up our overhead line equipment, and lots of different ways that a delay can occur including:
Renewing OLE to improve reliability
How do we resolve an OLE delay?
If a problem occurs:
Every OLE delay is different – but we do everything we can to get there and get it fixed as quickly, and as safely as possible.
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