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- While passing through the AC/DC section insulators installed at electric railroad catenary, some electric trains undergo mis-operation of main circuit breaker after AC/DC change-over operation. This paper provides insulation resistance measurements of AC/DC section insulators, which confirm the insulation levels of section insulators are below the standard of insulators. The insulation deterioration and pantograph arrangement on the electric train can produce voltage impression on section insulator which induces mis-operation of main circuit breaker. To mitigate the insulation deterioration of the section insulator installed at underground railroads, the section insulators have been cleaned periodically, but section insulator structure should be modified to make the section insulator performance perfect. Based on the above analysis, effective modification method of AC/DC section insulator is provided..