Proponents shortlisted for High Capacity Signalling - METRONET


Proponents shortlisted for High Capacity Signalling

  • 22 June 2023

Two proponents have been shortlisted to design, supply, build and maintain a high-capacity signalling system as part of the METRONET High Capacity Signalling Project.

The project will replace Perth's ageing urban rail network control systems with a more modern, integrated, communications-based train control system, allowing more trains to run more often.

The two proponents shortlisted are Alstom Transport Australia Pty Ltd & Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd (ADJV) and Siemens Mobility Pty Ltd, Siemens Mobility GmbH and Wabtec Control Systems (SafePerth).

The proponents were shortlisted after submitting EOI applications and will now progress to the second stage of a Competitive Early Contractor Involvement process, where they will prepare more detailed submissions.

The new system will be critical to supporting the significant expansion in passenger rail services being delivered by METRONET, as it continuously sends real-time data to the Public Transport Operations Control Centre – currently under construction in East Perth – to monitor the speed and location of every train on the network.

The High Capacity Signalling Project contract is expected to be awarded in 2024 and will be delivered in stages to minimise disruption to train operations, with the rollout expected to be carried out over the next 10 years.

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