Auckland metropolitan resignalling project: comprehensive modernisation

KiwiRail Network, the New Zealand railways infrastructure owner/operator, is currently overseeing a major upgrade of the Auckland metropolitan rail network which will culminate in the delivery of a high capacity, double track, electrified railway, complemented with a state of the art signalling and train control system. This paper is a technical descriptive overview covering all aspects of the new signalling system which is being commissioned over the next 18 months. The new signalling system replaces nearly all of the existing signalling equipment including; signals, train detection, point machines, interlockings, communications infrastructure and control systems. In addition, a comprehensive Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system is being installed, including the onboard ATP fitment of the new fleet of EMUs using the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1. The Asia Pacific division of Invensys Rail, formally known as Westinghouse Rail Systems Australia was awarded a contract in 2009 to complete all of the signalling works described in this paper. The project is due for completion by late 2011. Small parts of the project have been delivered already but the majority is in the design or construction phase at the time of writing this paper. Therefore this paper is primarily a preview of what will be delivered by the completed Auckland Metropolitan Resignalling Project (AMRP) system at the end of the project.

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  • Pagination: 13p.
  • Monograph Title: Rejuvenation and renaissance: CORE 2010: conference on railway engineering, 12-15 September 2010, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Accession Number: 01517108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:08PM