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High-Capacity Signalling project to boost Perth’s passenger rail network

AD Alliance, comprising Alstom Transport Australia Pty Ltd and DT Infrastructure Pty Ltd, has been chosen to oversee Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority’s High-Capacity Signalling (HCS) project.

The announcement of AD Alliance as the preferred proponent to design, supply, build and maintain the project means that contract negotiations can now begin.

The HCS project will significantly upgrade the existing signalling and train control systems on Perth’s passenger rail network, greatly increasing capacity.

Rita Saffioti, the Minister for Transport in Western Australia, said: “Announcing the preferred proponent for the High-Capacity Signalling project is a critical milestone in the continued expansion of Perth's passenger rail network.

"This brings us one step closer to upgrading our rail network's signalling and train control systems, which will improve our trains' reliability and safety.

"Significantly upgrading our signalling and train control systems will allow more trains to run more often, benefiting not only our current passengers but also meeting future demands."

HCS will be delivered alongside the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia’s Radio Systems Replacement project, which will upgrade the analogue rail radio systems used in the region with a new integrated high-tech digital communication platform.

"Significantly upgrading our signalling and train control systems will allow more trains to run more often, benefiting not only our current passengers but also meeting future demands."

The new system will send real-time train data to the new Public Transport Operations Control Centre, currently under construction in East Perth, to give a continuous report of the speed and location of every train on the network.

The project is one of several ongoing METRONET projects, which represent the largest ever investment in public transport in Perth with the goals of delivering infrastructure and supporting economic growth.

The METRONET programme is funded by both the State and Commonwealth governments and will be delivered in stages over the next ten years. The programme will see a series of new stations and lines linking towns in Western Australia.

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