Network Rail Consulting’s TfNSW Digital Systems Integration Contract Extended to 2024

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Sydney, February 2021 - Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is pleased to announce that its Australian subsidiary’s System Integrator contract for the Digital Systems Program with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has been extended to 2024.

The System Integration Team plays a key role in defining and delivering the Program and collaborating with key partners. The Digital Systems Program replaces existing signalling and train control systems with modern, internationally proven intelligent technology to enable more trains on track and therefore a higher frequency of reliable services for Sydney Trains customers. A key part of the contract is the transfer of knowledge and build-up of experience to our key stakeholders.

The NSW Government awarded the first phase of the System Integrator contract to NRC in December 2018. This further extension to the original System Integrator contract now ensures NRC is able to support the successful introduction of European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 with a Traffic Management System (TMS) on the first two deployment areas, Cronulla to Sutherland and Bondi to Erskineville.

Together with our partners Acmena, The Go-Ahead Group and Ineco, we’ve brought a unique combination of Australian, Spanish and UK expertise, as well as the latest digital railway technology, to the Sydney-based project.

NRC’s Global Managing Director, Nigel Ash, said “This extension demonstrates the contribution the 40 strong NRC led team has made to the project over the last two years. We look forward to continuing this highly collaborative relationship with TfNSW through to the introduction of ETCS Level 2 services”. 




For further information, contact:

Sam Clarke, [email protected]

Notes to Editors

About Network Rail Consulting

  • Network Rail Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail and was established in 2012 to benchmark Network Rail’s capabilities in the international market and enhance the capabilities of its staff through international experience which could then be deployed back into its UK operations.
  • The board of directors of Network Rail Consulting comprises Jeremy Westlake (non-executive chair), Nigel Ash (global managing director), Andrew Noble (finance director), Ian Dobbs (non-executive director), and Nick King (non-executive director).
  • Network Rail Consulting has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada and the USA; and operates from offices in Boston, London (HQ), Melbourne, New York, Riyadh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Washington DC.
  • Network Rail Consulting is selling the full range of rail expertise available within Network Rail including asset management, maintenance planning and optimisation, timetabling and simulation modelling, technical assistance and interim management; and project and programme management.

More information can be found at www.networkrailconsulting.com

About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of tunnels, signals, level crossings and points. We also manage rail timetabling and 20 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales. In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.7bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We’re investing £47bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver a more reliable, safer and efficient railway.