ARTC Commissions first stage of its Automated Train Control Consolidation in South

“Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) has commissioned the first stage of its new automatic remote controlled Train Control Consolidation (TCC) system at Picton and Tahmoor on the Main South Rail Line from Sydney to Melbourne.” David Marchant Chief Executive of ARTC announced today.

“The new automated remote control train control and signalling system will replace the old 19 th century manual signal system through consolidating the signal boxes into the ARTC Train Control Centre at Junee.” Mr Marchant said.

The inclusion of Picton and Tahmoor into the Network Control Centre South (NCSS) at Junee is the first of the Train Control Consolidation program to become operational under ARTC’s $560 million Southern Alliance Program.

The new train control system being introduced by ARTC will enable all signalling and train control for the interstate rail network from Campbelltown to Melbourne to be centralised at the NCSS at Junee.

The present program is to implement new train control system on the Main South rail line between Campbelltown and Junee by June this year.

The new train control system operating out of Junee will increase the capacity of the line, increase signalling sightings and allow better management of the centralised signalling system.

The Train Control Consolidation is part of ARTC’s objective to maximise efficiency and improve safety of the rail network

24 January 2007

David Marchant
0419 733 201

Prue Regan
0419 297 004

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