Hooray! Funding in the 2021-2022 State Budget has been allocated to construct a new state-of-the-art METRONET public transport operation centre.
The Public Transport Operations Control Centre (PTOCC) is essential to delivering METRONET’s future High Capacity Signalling Project – a decade-long transition to a network-wide digital signalling upgrade to allow more trains to run at a greater frequency on Perth’s rail network.
The PTOCC will include a centralised signalling equipment room, network control floors and office space in East Perth.
It will house the infrastructure and personnel needed to manage the day-to-day operations of Perth’s public transport network, which will expand by more than 72km in coming years as various METRONET projects become operational.
Final contract negotiations are underway with work expected to commence in early-2022.