Freight Rail, Operations & Maintenance, Safety

ARTC builds resilient future

After five years of planning, development and testing, the Australian Rail Track Corporation has enabled replication of its critical train control systems in backup control centres at Kidman Park, SA, Broadmeadow, NSW, as well as a third under construction in Wagga Wagga, NSW. 

This means if one or more of the primary network control centres are disrupted, the ARTC can continue to safely deliver operational services to customers. 

Group Executive Interstate Network Simon Ormsby said building resilience was critical to an organisation’s success. 

“Resilience enables us to respond more effectively to disruption, adapt to challenges as they arise, mitigate risk, and allows a faster return to ‘business as usual’,” he said. 

“ARTC’s network control centre operations are crucial in keeping goods moving across the country. So, in the event of an emergency such as a fire, flood, or cyber breach, these alternate sites enable us to maintain business continuity for our customers, as well as keep our people safe.”