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Integration of new railway systems for Sydney Trains
Modernization of Sidney's commuter rail network

More than 60% of trains

$880 millones investment

ETCS level 2

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.

Data Sheet
Location: Australia
Client: Network Rail Consulting Pty. Ltd. / Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)
Execution period: 2019-2023
Market: Railways

An ambitious plan
In June of 2018, the government of NSW announced an investment of $880 million in technological improvements to modernize the Sydney Trains network, including the development of digital systems. The digital systems will be delivered in successive stages and will be integrated into services progressively starting in 2020. Ineco has signed the contract for participation in phase one, which corresponds to the identification of the costs, benefits and risks of implementation of the ATC system, which will be developed over the course of 2019, but the company will foreseeably collaborate on subsequent phases of the project. The final goal of this ambitious operation is to increase the number of trains that can access the central district of Sydney by more than 60 percent and increase the capacity of areas such as Western Sydney and South West Sydney by more than 100,000 people per hour.