Northam Joins Zonegreen’s New Generation

Four roads in the main shed and four sidings roads have been the subject of the midlife overhaul and are now operating the New Generation DPPS, which protects both staff and infrastructure from the inherent dangers in a rail depot. The system is more user-friendly than its predecessor, offers increased functionality and is easier to maintain and upgrade.

Zonegreen has installed new powered derailers at Northam and integrated them with existing audible and visual warnings of vehicle movements. All roads have also been equipped with the latest slimline road end panels, that are used to control the system. Staff log on using personalised datakeys when they begin work, creating safe zones by preventing the derailer from being lowered and blocking train activity until they log off again.