Coexistence between the Metro System and Power Lines in the Urban Area of Lisbon

This paper describes how a successful combination of infrastructural elements such as a Metro system and a high-voltage line in a densely populated area is possible, but actions have to be taken to ensure compatibility, in this case, a careful selection of equipment and a thorough design of the earthing system were required. The decision to combine the functions of anti-vandalism precautions and Faraday Cage proved to be very useful. A detailed analysis of the as built situation is needed as a basis of the safety case for the mass transport system. The combination of simulations and measurements on a number of locations over a large frequency bandwidth were a very powerful tool in proving the possibility of a peaceful coexistence between the metro System and a major power line in the urban area of Lisbon.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 579-588
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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  • Accession Number: 01001140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2005 9:55AM