Alstom to Supply ETCS Level 2 to Sydney’s Suburban Rail Network

Alstom has been awarded two contracts by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and Sydney Trains to design, deliver and provide long-term service support for European Train Control System Level 2 (ETCS) trackside signalling technology.

Alstom to deliver a digital future for Sydney Trains
Alstom to deliver a digital future for Sydney Trains

This is part of the state’s ‘More Trains, More Services’ digital systems project to replace existing signalling and train control technology on the network with state-of-the-art intelligent rail systems.

This will enable Sydney Trains to meet future capacity demand and improve passenger experience by delivering more reliable services, reduced journey times and enhanced real-time information.

Alstom’s Atlas and Smartlock trackside signalling technologies will be delivered between Bondi Junction and Erskineville on the Sydney Trains network this year, under a 20-year framework agreement, with the opportunity for future roll out across the broader network.

Mark Coxon, Managing Director for Alstom in Australia and New Zealand, said:

“Alstom is delighted to continue to support TfNSW to deliver their vision of transforming the Sydney rail network.

“The digital systems programme will provide a step-change in operations for Sydney Trains and NSW Trains, and Alstom is committed to partnering with TfNSW to deliver a sustainable, innovative and value for money solution for the state.”

 

The project is expected to be fully operational in 2024.

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