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Digital Systems - System Integrator

The Digital Systems Program will replace 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.

Network Rail Consulting will be a key partner in delivering and integrating the Digital Systems Program on to the Sydney Trains’ network.

The Digital Systems Program consists of three main elements:

  • Replacing trackside signalling equipment with the latest ETCS Level 2 technology;
  • Implementing Automatic Train Operation (ATO), which will be used to assist drivers – who will still remain in control – and provide faster and more consistent journey times; and
  • Introducing a Traffic Management System (TMS) for more effective incident management and service regulation across the network.

Digital Systems - System Integrator

As Systems Integrator Network Rail Consulting will be responsible for the definition and management of technical, operational and program integration issues, and will work collaboratively with TfNSW, Sydney Trains and suppliers of the new technologies to achieve the program milestones and importantly to realise the full safety and service benefits for Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink, and other freight and passenger operators and customers.

Digital Systems - System Integrator

The initial project outputs (SOW 1) are to complete the system definition in order to allow TfNSW to go into contract for construction and installation services. The following milestones are key NRC outputs to allow this:

  • System definition deliverables ready for ECI interactive phase;
  • System definition deliverables for TMS and Trackside RFP and submission of Configuration Control Board Gate 2; and
  • System definition deliverables to enable commencement of System Implementation Phase.

The second phase of project outputs (SOW 2) are to integrate all parties successfully to allow the introduction into revenue service of the new digital systems. The following milestones are key NRC outputs to allow this:

  • Joint Integrated Preliminary Design;
  • Infrastructure & Place CCB Gate 3, 4, and 5;
  • Operational Testing and Supported Revenue Service for first deployment areas;
  • Unfitted Train Solution Available; and
  • Automatic Train Operation (ATO) in revenue service for the initial deployment areas.

Client: Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)

Location: Sydney

Start date: 2018

Services provided: System integrator bringing together all the technical and operational functions to deliver an ETCS level 2 railway with TMS system for TfNSW heavy rail network