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Sydney suburban train safety device installed early

<p>RailCorp has completed a $33m program to install vigilance systems on all Sydney CityRail suburban trains one month ahead of schedule.</p> <p>The vigilance control systems &#8211 which are an emergency braking system backup for the deadman’s pedal &#8211 were a key safety recommendation from the Waterfall train crash inquiry’s interim report, New South Wales transport services minister Michael Costa said.</p> <p>"Vigilance control is now operational on all RailCorp trains with the exception of the 620&#47720 Hunter Valley rail cars, which will now be replaced towards the end of the next year with modern rollingstock that includes vigilance control," Mr Costa said.</p> <p>The system would provide extra protection against driver illness or incapacitation, he said.</p> <br />