High Capacity Signalling

High Capacity Signalling

The High Capacity Signalling Project will upgrade the existing signalling and control systems to an integrated Communications-Based Train Control system, making better use of the existing rail network by allowing more trains to run more often.

A new state-of-the-art METRONET public transport operation centre will be built to deliver the project.

 

This Public Transport Operations Control Centre 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.

Read more about the project on the High Capacity Signalling fact sheet.

Public Transport Operations Control Centre

In preparation for the future growth of the rail network, a new Public Transport Operations Control Centre will be built 100m north of the Public Transport Centre.

This state-of-the-art facility will house the infrastructure and personnel needed to manage the day-to-day operations of Perth’s expanding public transport network.

It will include a centralised signalling equipment room, network control space and additional office accommodation.

Work is expected to be completed in late-2023.

Read more on the Public Transport Operations Control Centre fact sheet.

Project Documents

Radio Systems Replacement

The Public Transport Authority is investing in Perth’s future rail transport needs with a major upgrade of its radio system.

Unlike the analogue system, which only allows audio (i.e. voice) transmissions, the new digital system will also allow for the transmission of data, which is becoming increasingly important for train operations. It will also provide increased reliability and flexibility, allowing for a more efficient rail network and supporting plans for future expansion.

The new digital radio system will consist of fixed infrastructure (radio masts) at various locations across the rail network. All radio devices in trains, security vehicles and handheld radios for mobile staff will also be replaced with new digital-friendly equipment. Radio consoles used by control centre personnel will be replaced.

A contract has been awarded to Nokia Solutions and Networks Australia to be the technology provider for the new digital radio system. The new digital radio system is expected to enter service in phases from 2025.

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