Australian Government backs industry and innovation

Port Augusta to Whaylla. ATMS system for ARTC. Pic JKTP / www.jktp.com.au

The Australian Government recently announced a further $220 million in grant funding towards the next major planning phase of ARTC’s Advanced Train Management System.

Simon Ormsby, Group Executive Interstate Network said the Australian Government investment’s showed great confidence in the innovation and development of ATMS, and the industry more broadly.

“This funding enables the procurement and deployment of cutting-edge trainborne computer units and sensors on two thirds of the freight fleet between Melbourne and Perth,” Mr Ormsby said.

“ATMS will deliver lasting benefits for rail operators. With freight demand set to increase, the Australian Government’s support for ATMS will deliver a significant boost to the efficiency, resilience and safety of Australia’s supply chain.”

Building on its first successful deployment on the Port Augusta to Whyalla line, ARTC is currently working through the next phase of ATMS between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie, and from Illabo through to Bromelton and Acacia Ridge as part of ARTC’s Inland Rail project.

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