$80m digital train management system for NSW


Friday, 28 August, 2020


$80m digital train management system for NSW

The NSW Government has signed a contract worth $80 million to run Sydney’s rail network more effectively. Siemens Mobility (Siemens) will introduce the Traffic Management System (TMS), which will be operated from the Rail Operations Centre and will work alongside other systems used by Sydney Trains to control train operations. The TMS continually monitors the position of all trains, keeping train services running as planned and assisting with responses to incidents.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance described the TMS as a key component of Digital Systems — a program that will replace legacy signalling and train control technologies with modern intelligent systems. The TMS is predicted to be available for operation in 2023.

“This is an important step in the process of upgrading our network with internationally proven technology that boosts safety, capacity, reliability and enhances the customer experience,” said Constance.

The Digital Systems program will also replace traditional trackside signalling equipment with the latest ‘in cab’ train control technology, and implement Automatic Train Operation, which helps drivers — who remain in control — improve operations and reduce journey times. The program will initially be deployed to two sections of the T4 line from Sutherland to Cronulla and from Bondi Junction to Redfern. Planning for future deployments of Digital Systems in other parts of Sydney’s rail network is underway.

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