OLE Design and Third Rail

Designing, installing, modernising and upgrading OLE systems

OLE design structure engineered by a railway engineering company offering OLE and electrification services

Softech Rail specialise in designing and installing new OLE systems, modernising and upgrading existing components. Our expertise and experience is relied upon by the likes of Network Rail, Balfour Beatty and Jacobs. We supply expert guidance and engineering support for the most demanding projects.

Electrification System Design

Construction Support

Power Distribution Design

Track Work System Design

OHLE Design

OLE Layout

OLE Design and Third Rail Capabilities:

  • Railway Electrification system design (URBAN MRTS, monorail, Long distance, Freight)
  • Initial concept design to detailed design up to commissioning
  • Construction Support
  • Power Distribution system design – Concept design, simulation, studies to detailed design and commissioning
  • Building Services system design
  • Track work system design
  • OHLE Design – Automatic Setting out of Catenary poles
Overhead line equipment showcasing OLE design at sunset
  • OLE Layout
  • AC Electrification: Traction Power Supply, Substation
  • DC Electrification: Electrical Track Equipment(ETE), DC substation, Upstream HV network design
  • High Voltage(HV) and Low Voltage (LV) power distribution system
Third rail track alignment engineered by a rail company in a snowy winter backdrop
  • Earthing, Bonding, Stray current and Electromagnetic compatibility – Step and touch voltage calculations and Earth fault currents
  • Signalling Power Supply Design: UPS, Battery power supply, DG power supply.
  • M & E (Mechanical and Electrical systems)
  • E & P (Electrification and plant systems)
  • Cross-section Drawing
  • Third rail
  • Protection design, control and monitoring
  • Statutory Approval documentation support
  • LV Distribution system, Emergency power system (DG, UPS), Lighting design, & HVAC design

Complete Rail Solutions

Softech Rail specialise in railway signalling design, project development, and project delivery, improving the longevity of train control systems and associated equipment. We employ the most stringent rail processes and procedures whilst minimising costs. Our designs have never received a single DRN from Network Rail despite delivering over a 100 projects. We consistently provide innovative solutions to the rail sector’s challenges. Our extensive experience in rail signalling design covers a wide spectrum, from individual signal replacements to the creation of comprehensive, complex signalling systems.

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Delivered Projects

We have successfully delivered over 115 projects, on time and in budget over the last 18 years.

Eastbourne Siding
Softech conducted a condition assessment to confirm that the existing signalling system is capable of performing the required train movements.
Dec 5, 2023
Shenfield Station
Seamless rail systems at Shenfield Station enhanced with expert signalling design solutions. Optimise operations with precision rail design services.
Jan 11, 2023
GRIP3 and GRIP4 project development and design to build a new depot for Rail Wheel Lathe facility.
Apr 22, 2022
Western and Wales
Emergency or Temporary Speed Restrictions are imposed as measures to ensure the safety of train operations and the integrity of Rail infrastructure
Aug 15, 2020
This study was completed to assess how best to path down direction freight trains between the Midland Main Line and the proposed SRFI at Radlett.
Jan 12, 2016
Richmond Platform 3
Enhanced rail signalling for Richmond Platform 3 under LOCIP ensures efficient 5-car operations. Softech's ensures optimal design solutions.
Jul 16, 2015
Clapham Junction Platform 16
difficulties at Platform 16 in dispatching longer trains led to Softech's engagement to look into Signalling alterations to overcome operational issue...
Sep 16, 2014
Enhanced platform extension at Littlehaven for seamless 8 and 12-car services. Softech's signalling design ensures efficient rail operations.
Aug 12, 2014
Fishbourne Miniature Light (MWL) Footpath crossing had a history of misuse and vandalism causing disruption.
Apr 16, 2014
Civils/track/electrical/mechanical signalling items for replacement of turnouts at various station in BINAGC section of Jhansi division.
Mar 19, 2014

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