Passenger Rail, Signalling & Communications

Thales to deliver City & Southwest control and comms system

Thales will deliver the Central Control and Communication system for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project after it was awarded a $250 million contract by MTR Corporation on December 3.

The new contract will mean Thales will design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission the system, designed to ensure seamless rail operations through the provision of real-time control mechanisms, and the integration and management of data from multiple third-party systems.

The communications system will connect the public address and passenger information systems and CCTV via a centralised system.

“We are very proud to sign this new contract with MTR,” Thales Ground Transportation Systems vice president Millar Crawford said. “The extension of Sydney Metro to City & Southwest will further improve the journeys of passengers, delivering a reliable public transport service. MTR, the Sydney Metro Authority and Transport for NSW can continue to rely on Thales’s engagement and expertise in urban mobility.”

City & Southwest will extend the recently-opened Sydney Metro Northwest route 28 kilometres, through the city and on to Bankstown.

“The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project will foster the growth of Thales’s Ground Transportation activities in New South Wales and Australia respectively,” Thales Ground Transportation Systems Australia vice president Peter Bull said.

“This project reinforces Thales’s global experience and expertise in the area of communication and supervision systems.”

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