Transport for New South Wales announced Expressions of Interest for a new digital systems facility to be built at the Rail Technology Campus at Chullora, which will support the integration of future technologies across the Sydney train network.
The facility is planned to be completed and operational by the end of 2021 when will showcase key features of digital systems technology and provide learning and development areas for staff.
The Chullora facility will allow new digital technologies to be tested and integrated in a simulated environment without disruptions to the rail network and is part of the AUD 831 million (USD 573.8 million) first stage investment to transform the Sydney Trains network.
Digital systems will replace legacy signalling and train control technologies with modern, internationally proven, intelligent systems.
“This technology is a key enabler towards achieving the goals of Future Transport 2056, delivering increased capacity and significant performance, cost and safety benefits for both passenger and freight services,” Transport for NSW says.
The digital systems programme is the next phase of the More Trains, More Services project and includes the replacement of the trackside signalling equipment with the ETCS Level 2 technology and the introduction of a traffic management system for more effective service regulation and incident management across the network.