Design tender open for new rail control centre

The Western Australian Government is seeking consultants to design what will become the Perth Public Transport Authority’s future rail operations centre.The Western Australian Government is seeking consultants to design what will become the Perth Public Transport Authority’s future rail operations centre.

The successful tenderer will help develop a concept design that will enable the PTA to prepare a project business case.

The State Government has committed $7.4 million over two years to plan the new signalling system known as Automatic Train Control (ATC) for the Transperth network.

According to a statement from the government, the new ATC system will revolutionise the way Transperth rail network operators, gradually replacing the ageing signalling network, and would likely require a modern and resilient train control building.

The Western Australian government said the new ATC system will use state-of-the-art technology and enable more trains to travel more frequently on the rail network.

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the operations centre and ATC system will help facilitate the state’s $2.3 billion METRONET project.

“The expansion of METRONET will involve a higher frequency on various parts of the network, and a new control system will greatly assist efficient operation of our trains,” Ms Saffioti said in the statement.

“This tender will seek consultants to design and scope out what the options are for delivering this project, and what the long-term costs and benefits are likely to be, to better inform the business case.”


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