Siemens to digitise Sydney rail network

  • April 14, 2021
  • William Payne

Siemens Mobility has been awarded two contracts to upgrade the rail network of the Australian city of Sydney, including installing a new traffic management system (TMS) and modernising the conventional signalling with the installation of a digital ETCS-L2 train control system.

The systems are planned to be operational in 2023.

The projects form part of the Digital Systems Programme of the Government of New South Wales, an effort to upgrade outdated signalling and train control technologies.

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most populous city, with a population of 5.4 million and covering an area of 4,775 square miles.

The value of both contracts awarded to Siemens is approximately A$190 million (US$147.26 million).

Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter said: “Siemens Mobility is delighted to have been selected to deliver the services that will modernise and optimise the Sydney rail network. Our state-of-the-art traffic management and signalling technology will augment operations throughout the network by increasing service reliability and availability, which will enhance the passenger experience.

“This important project further underscores our leading position in the field for delivering automated signalling systems and expands our growing footprint in Australia.”