This guide applies to the design of overhead contact system (OCS) used to power heavy rail vehicles, light rail vehicles, streetcars, and electric trolleybuses (ETB), where traction power is supplied from a direct current, overhead contact system, with a nominal voltage of 600 Vdc and above. The guidelines that follow are intended for new systems and for the expansion of systems where a legacy of design standards does not exist. This guide is not intended to replace or supersede existing design standards but rather to formalize the design process.
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