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ELECTRIC TRAINS

This weekend marked the introduction of the first electric trains into service in Auckland.

Transpower is responsible for powering the new trains, via 220/25 kV supplies from Penrose and Southdown.

The level crossing bells and barriers are supplied from a secure signalling supply from Vector, with back up UPS systems (batteries and generators).


NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 27 April 2014
ELECTRICITY

There were six house/building fires reported during the week, in Grey Lynn, Ranui, Glen Innes, Onehunga, Pakuranga and the CBD. In each instance, solation of the power supply was requested by the emergency services.

Two car v pole incidents occurred during the week. Only one customer was affected in the incident in Mangere. The site of the incident in Hillpark affected a council asset, and the site was made safe and referred to the council.

Feeder faults were reported in Warkworth, Te Hana, Otara, Glen Eden and in Epsom. The Otara incident required branches to be removed from lines.

A zone sub outage occurred in Waimauku and our network control room worked quickly to achieve full restoration of power.

GAS

A smell of gas was reported in Hamilton during the week. Our contractors were on site swiftly but no trace of gas was found. Similar reports were received in Herne Bay and in Glenfield. Repairs were undertaken, and the sites were made safe by our contractors.

Emergency services informed us of contractors striking a gas pipe while carrying out work in Orewa, Remuera and Sandringham during the week, and a member of the public reported a pipe strike in Long Bay.


SHORTS

• Vector owns over 17,800 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.

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