New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply a fully integrated traffic management system (TMS) for KiwiRail’s growing network in New Zealand.

The Iconis TMS aims to improve KiwiRail’s operations by offering greater network safety, security and resilience.

Alstom KiwiRail
As a highly flexible system, the technology has already been successfully deployed across more than 160 complex freight and suburban networks

The technology will be specifically designed to integrate with KiwiRail’s network and infrastructure and will be capable of being run from either Wellington or Auckland.

Once operational, it will accommodate the forecasted increases in passengers in both cities, as well as the required growth and reliability of freight rail.

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

“Alstom is delighted to be partnering with Kiwi Rail to deliver a step-change in the way Kiwi Rail will operate their network. Our innovative, yet proven technology will provide KiwiRail greater operational flexibility, efficiency and safety while simplifying and future-proofing its operations. Being the first major contract secured by Alstom in New Zealand, we will use the KiwiRail TCS opportunity as the catalyst to further expand our presence in New Zealand.”

The new system will be gradually installed over 3 years, with deployment  divided into 4 phases.

The pilot phase will integrate the system on the Wairarapa Line, followed by its deployment in the remaining 3 Areas (Lower North Island, Upper North Island, South Island).

Alstom will also provide long-term support and maintenance to KiwiRail.

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