Transport for New South Wales, in a bid to improve the efficiency of its Sydney railway network, has hired specialists from Altran’s UK railway consulting team as Independent Safety Assessor for the implementation of the Advanced train control Migration System. The contract is expected to run until the end of 2019.
Transport for New South Wales is a statutory authority of the New South Wales Government, formed in 2011. The authority manages the transport services across the state of New South Wales, with responsibilities for the development of regulations, policies and legislation to meet the various needs of people across the state.
One of the efforts of the authority is the deployment of the Advanced train control Migration System (AMS) across its rail network in Sydney. The implementation of AMS is part of the improvement for the rail system in Sydney, as the technology allows for increased capacity on the rail network as the city continues to grow. The system leverages a number of digital technologies, including Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) and European Train Control system (ETCS) level 2.
To provide Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) services to the implementation of AMS by TfNSW, Altran has been called in. The consultancy firm will leverage its knowledge in the field – the firm worked on other projects in the space including in the UK and Taiwan – as well as its earlier work for the TfNSW on the ETCS level 1 Automatic Train Protection project. The firm, whose UK team is leveraged for the project, will work on the project until its expected rollout in 2019.
Ken Greenwood, Head of Rail, Infrastructure and Transportation at Altran, says, “Altran is proud to have been providing safety expertise to TfNSW since 2010 and is delighted to have been selected to continue on this latest project. We look forward to a successful completion in 2019.”