Ineco is participating in the modernization of the commuter rail network of Sidney, Australia, operated by Sydney Trains.
The objective will be to improve the signalling of the city's 815 km commuter rail network. Acting as the Systems Integrator, Ineco will be responsible for supporting the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) authority to define, integrate and implement the new railway systems for the network, along with Network Rail Consulting, Acmena and The Go-Ahead Group. This role is critical to enable the network to increase its capacity significantly and allow it to absorb future demand.
The program has been divided into 3 courses of action:
- the updating of the entire signalling network to ETCS level 2;
- The implementation of the ATO (Automatic Train Operation) system to help drivers;
- the installation of a railway traffic management system to improve the efficiency of incidents and service throughout the network.
This program is part of the “More trains, more services” plan, which was implemented by TfNSW last June with the goal of modernizing Sidney’s railway network in order to improve the experience for users.
The project is Ineco’s first contract in Australia, a country with large-scale investment in infrastructure and where Spanish companies are leaders in the sector.