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City of Calgary 7th Avenue Signal System

A train runs along the 7th Avenue line in Calgary, Alberta, where RailWorks Signals & Communications division is upgrading the signals system.
Project Highlights 
  • Installing GE control panels
  • Running new wire and cable into existing switch machines and track circuit connections
  • Installing two pedestrian warning flashing lights
  • Installing six wayside signals
  • Testing the new systems
Calgary, Alberta
Customer 
City of Calgary
Business Unit 
PNR RailWorks
Project Description 

PNR RailWorks Signals & Communications Division is constructing a new signal room and other enhancements for the City of Calgary’s LRT on its 7th Avenue Line.

Project Scope 

The Calgary LRT 7th Avenue Line diverges into the Northwest and West lines.  In this $1.3 million project, PNR RailWorks is constructing a new signal room to replace the existing relay logic system. The room will feature new equipment controlled with GE ElectroLogIXS VLC vital and non vital microprocessors.  PNR RailWorks’ work includes running new wire and cable into existing switch machines and track circuit connections; installing GE control panels, two new pedestrian warning flashing lights and six new wayside signals.  Crews will test of all new systems before removing redundant equipment.