Monitoring the energy consumption in dc railways

Edward Stewart*, Paul Weston, Clive Roberts, Stuart Hillmansen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Low voltage DC powered railway systems have significant losses in the power network. This paper presents interim results from a project which aims to measure simultaneously the power output from substations and power input to vehicles. Data have been recorded in initial instrumentation test runs on both a vehicle and two substations. The instrumentation system performed adequately and the quality and accuracy of the data are appropriate to meet the overall objectives of the study. It is possible to see details in the current waveforms, such as notching currents, from the instrumentation located on board the train and at the substations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Seminar Digest
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2010
EventIET Conference on Railway Traction Systems, RTS 2010 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Apr 201015 Apr 2010


ConferenceIET Conference on Railway Traction Systems, RTS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • DC traction
  • Energy
  • Railways

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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