The implementation of the European Train Control System (ETCS) contract will see the delivery of a new digital signalling system to the Cross River Rail project. The ETCS will remove the need for trackside lights and automate routes and traffic. ETCS relays continuous information between trains and central Rail Management Centre via a radio system, trackside technology and onboard equipment.
|Apr 2019||Preferred Bidder Selection|
|Sep 2019||Contract Award|
|Sep 2019||Construction Commencement|
|2025||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Cross River Rail Authority|
|Successful Tenderer:||The Sequence Alliance, comprising Hitachi Rail and the Cross River Rail Authority.|
The project will be delivered by the Sequence Alliance, which brings together Hitachi Rail, Queensland Rail, and the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA).
|Jun 2016||Expressions of Interest opened for the ETCS contract.|
|2018||Management of the delivery of the ETCS system was moved from Queensland Rail to the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to ensure the integration of the project into Cross River Rail.|
|Apr 2019||The Cross River Rail Authority announced Hitachi Rail as the preferred bidder for the ETCS contract.|
|Sep 2019||The Cross River Rail Authority awarded Hitachi Rail the ETCS contract, forming the Sequence Alliance, also comprising the Authority.|
|Sep 2019||Works commenced to upgrade signalling on the Shorncliffe line, which will be the first line to test the ETCS technology before the wider rollout.|