NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has confirmed Sydney’s new Rail Operation Centre (ROC) at Green Square is on track to be fully operational by the end of the year.
Mr. Constance visited the site on October 29, the same day the first of 720 staff moved into the new facility, which will soon manage the Sydney Trains network.
“The control centre will bring together all the critical operations teams under one roof,” Mr. Constance said.
“This will improve coordination, lead to quicker response times to critical issues on the train network, and help us better recover and keep trains moving for our customers.
“We will be able to provide customers with almost real time information and keep them updated throughout.”
The ROC includes a digital screen which, at 33 metres long and four metres high, is said to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
The screen will be used by controllers to monitor the network, pull up CCTV and multi-channel live-streamed images to better understand incidents.
“The control centre will be able to track every train moving on the network,” Mr. Constance said.
“The ROC will revolutionise rail operations in Australia. It’s a concept that has been operating successfully in cities like London and Tokyo, and now NSW will be the first state to roll it out.”