Migrating into the future: Replacing Perth's ageing train control centre and doubling the rail network

Perth's suburban rail network was resignalled and electrified in 1989, and extended in 1994 to include the Northern Suburbs Railway, and a doubling of the rail system passenger volumes. In 2000, the master plan envisaged the new Southern Suburbs Railway (SSR) would double the rail network and needed a new Train Control Centre located south of Perth. Independently, maintenance planning required the replacement of the existing TCS. Economy suggested a new Single Train Control System to be available on time and with capacity to absorb the SSR was required. To minimise risk, the project envisaged using 'off-the-shelf' proven train control equipment. Union Switch & Signal's (US&S) Phoenix TCS was the selected solution. The Public Transport Authority of WA (PTA) awarded US&S a contract in August 2003 for a new TCS for the Perth Metropolitan Railway Network. This included: Train Control of the existing Network, Train Control of the New Southern Suburbs Railway to Mandurah, Customer Information System including display panels at interchange stations, Advanced Train Control features including 'Train Describer' and Automatic Train Routing.

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  • Pagination: 8p.
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2005, 22-24 November 2005, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01516884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 7:57PM