New signalling technology, paid for by the federal government, is expected to prove a boon for safety Read more
Alstom recently acquired Bombardier. So what does it all mean?
New electrical technology is expected to make life easier for users of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
A CBTC signalling system developed by Thales’s Chinese joint venture, Thales SEC Transport, has received the China Urban Rail Certification. Read more
A locomotive has completed a trial of semi-autonomous operation under real operating conditions in France. Read more
While some have been aware of FRMCS as the next standard for rail communications, with standards expected to be finalised circa 2022 to 2023 and proof of concepts and trials running from 2020 to 2025, and it is expected that we will see early deployments in Europe from 2025 onwards, the possibilities of how this communications platform and 5G can reshape the railways is now beginning to be understood. Read more
The 2020-21 Queensland Budget has confirmed a $1 billion rail manufacturing pipeline in the state. Read more
The Operation Control Centre (OCC) is the brain of any transportation network. As new trends and challenges emerge, the systems must be adapted and integrated to become more sophisticated and thus more complex to manage. Read more
Transport for NSW is seeking industry involvement on the design of an integration solution for next generation signalling systems.
With Sydney Trains in the process of rolling out European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling as part of the Digital Systems program on sections of the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) implementing its Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) across the interstate network, interoperability will be key for the effectiveness of these technologies in enabling more traffic to run through the Sydney network. Read more