City engineering students visit London Overground train depot
On 5th March, Third Year BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering students went on a field trip to the London Overground (LO) train depot in New Cross Gate as part of their Electrical and Electronic Power Systems module.
Accompanying the students was course tutor, Dr Daniel Nankoo, who also delivers the final year module in Electrical Engineering Systems. Dr Nankoo says the experience was very beneficial:
“This field trip exposed students to the practical application of theories and concepts encountered in the course. Our students were also able to make connections between electrical and electronic systems which drive the City’s transport networks, (such as London Overground trains) and the use and integration of technologies that enable the trains to regenerate electricity through braking in order to minimise waste energy, and thus contribute to a greener environment.” The London Overground is a suburban rail network in the UK which was established in 2007.
It serves a large part of Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire with 83 stations on six lines and is operated by London Overground Rail Operations as part of the National Rail network. Its trains can operate from either 25,000v (AC) overhead wire or 750v (DC) third rail.
The branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity, especially the design and application of circuitry and equipment for power generation and distribution, machine control, and communications.