Passenger Rail, Signalling & Communications

4Tel wins Newcastle Light Rail contracts

Newcastle company 4Tel has won two contracts to deliver signals, controls and communications for the Newcastle Light Rail project.

4Tel said Downer EDI had awarded it the two contracts on Monday, saying the contracts leveraged off 4Tel’s proven real-time control and information management solutions already used extensively in the Australian Rail Industry.

Managing director Derel Wust said the project was a great opportunity for 4Tel to be a part of the construction of a completely new transport network in our own backyard.

“As a developer of future technologies, Newcastle will greatly benefit from having a local world-class solution that will also be suitable for export growth opportunities,” Wust said.

“It is great to think we have provided our team an opportunity to be a part in revitalising their own city.”

4Tel opened its state-of-the-art headquarters at Warabrook, in Newcastle’s north-east, just over a year ago, at a ceremony officiated by state transport minister Andrew Constance.

“Now we are about to expand again,” Wust said, “providing more high-quality technical jobs to the Hunter region as we promised.”

Downer EDI is the managing contractor to build light rail in Newcastle on behalf of Transport for NSW.