More Trains More Services Stage 2




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More Trains More Services Stage 2
MTMS Stage 2 - Digital Systems Program
MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements
MTMS Stage 2 - Central to Hurstville Capital Works
MTMS Stage 2 - Mortdale to Kiama Capital Works
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

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STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The first phase of the More Trains, More Services program saw a capital investment of over $1.5 billion by the NSW Government to upgrade Sydney’s rail network.

Key priorities of the MTMS Stage 2 include:

  • implementing digitalised train control and management systems
  • enabling frequent, ‘turn-up-and-go’ services on the T4 Illawarra Line and T8 Airport & South Line, as well as improved services on the South Coast Line
  • upgrade capacity at Central Sydeny to support increased services
  • infrastructure upgrades on the T1 Western and Northern Line to support increased services, and
  • improved capacity on the South Coast Line to cater for future freight demands.

 


 

Key Dates

Dec 2016: Project Announced

Q3 2020: Expected construction commencement

Q3 2024: Expected construction completion

 


 

Funding

NSW Government: $3.8 billion

 


 

Project History

Dec 2016: Project announced

Nov 2017: Stage one completed with 1,500 extra weekly train services added to the network

May 2020: Contracts for works from Central Station to Hurstville and Mortdale to Kiama awarded

Nov 2020: 2020-21 NSW Budget alllocated $2.8 billion over the next four years, including $824.4 million in 2020-21, for More Trains,
More Services.

Feb 2021: As part of the half-yearly Budget Review, the NSW Government announced  $955 million in funding over the next four years for Stage Three of the program. It is unclear what the scope of this stage entails.

 


 

Further Information

TfNSW has indicated future stages of the MTMS program will seek to improve the capacity of the T1, T4 and T8 Lines and Central Sydney through new services and the use of digital systems technology.

In August 2020, Infrastructure Australia listed the More Trains More Servces Stage 2 as a Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List.



Last reviewed: 26/02/2021

MTMS Stage 2 - Central to Hurstville Capital Works


PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 MTMS Stage 2 - Central to Hurstville Capital Works

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The civil works undertaken as part of the More Trains More Services program will see essential upgrades to rail infrastructure including stabling yards, signalling, track, station platforms and power supply at key locations between Central, the T8 Airport Line tunnel and Hurstville. The work will support the introduction of new suburban and intercity trains and allow more frequent train services on the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South, and South Coast lines.

Civil works undertaken within the package includes:

  • Central Sydney capacity upgrade
  • Erskineville crossover
  • Hurstville crossover
  • Airport Tunnel upgrade
  • Mascot Station upgrade
  • Hurstville Station upgrade
  • Power upgrades
  • Upgrade of Sydney Yard, and
  • Asset rationalisation, asset resilience, transport integration and sustainability.

 

Other capital works may also be included under the contract.

 


 

Key Dates

Q3 2020: Expected construction commencement

Q3 2022: Expected construction completion

 


 

Procurement

Successful Tenderer: The Next Rail partnership comprising of John Holland & Jacobs

 


 

 

Project History

Mid-2018: An industry briefing for the MTMS program and the related Digital Systems Program was held

Dec 2018: Early Notification of Potential Upcoming Expression of Interest was issued

Jun 2019: Expression of Interest for Pre-Qualification was issued

May 2020: Contract for works from Central Station to Hurstville awarded

 


 

Further Information

TfNSW has indicated future stages of the MTMS program will seek to improve the capacity of the T1, T4 and T8 Lines and Central Sydney through new services and the use of digital systems technology.



Last reviewed: 26/02/2021

MTMS Stage 2 - Digital Systems Program


PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 MTMS Stage 2 - Digital Systems Program

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The Digital Systems Program will replace current signalling and train control technology with modern, intelligent systems. It will help improve reliability, increase capacity and enhance customer experience on Sydney’s railways.

Part of More Trains, More Services Stage 2, the Digital Systems Program consists of three main elements:

  • replacing traditional trackside signalling equipment with the latest ‘in cab’ train control technology (European Train Control System Level 2)
  • implementing Automatic Train Operation, which assists drivers – who remain in control – to provide reduced and more consistent journey times, and
  • introducing a Traffic Management System to help the railway recover from any disruption quickly and manage the overall network as effectively as possible.

 

Digital Systems will help achieve the vision of transport for NSW's Future Transport 2056 agenda, enabling an increase in capacity across the railway network to meet future demand, and provide reduced journey times and enhanced real-time information.

The first stage of the Program involves developing, testing and validating Digital Systems on parts of the T4 Line, from Sutherland to Cronulla and from Bondi Junction to Redfern.

 

Digital Systems Facility

A new Digital Systems Facility will be built at the existing Chullora Rail Centre to support the integration of future technologies across the Sydney Trains network.

The facility will allow new digital technologies to be tested and integrated in a simulated environment without disruptions to the rail network and provide learning and development areas for staff.

Major construction is scheduled to commence mid-2020. The new facility is expected to be completed in late 2021.

 


 

Key Dates

2019: Procurement of supplier packages begin

2020: Detailed design

2021: Site installation work

2022: Cab signalling becomes operational

2023: Cab signalling in service and ATO development

2024: ATO in operation

 



Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

Related contracts:

System Integrator: Network Rail Consulting was awarded the System Integrator contract. System Integrator is also set to assist with procurement of major supplier packages.

Digital Signals Upgrade T4 Line contract: Siemens Mobility



Funding

In 2018, the NSW Government allocated over $800 million towards the first stage of the the Digital Systems Program.

 


 

Project History

Feb 2020: The NSW Government awarded the $110 million set of contracts for digital systems upgrade on the T4 line between Sutherland and Cronulla.

Oct 2020: The NSW Government opened a Market Sounding process for an Advanced Train Management System and European Train Control System Level 2 ‘interoperability solution’ for the Digital Systems Program, closing on 6 November.

Nov 2019: EOI issued for Digital Systems Facility

Dec 2018: Network Rail Consulting was awarded the System Integrator contract. System Integrator is also set to assist with procurement of major supplier packages.



Last reviewed: 15/03/2021

MTMS Stage 2 - Mortdale to Kiama Capital Works


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 MTMS Stage 2 - Mortdale to Kiama Capital Works

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The civil works undertaken as part of the More Trains More Services program will see essential upgrades to rail infrastructure including stabling yards, signalling, track, station platforms and power supply at key locations between Mortdale and Kiama. The work will support the introduction of new suburban and intercity trains and allow more frequent train services on the T4 Illawarra and South Coast lines.

Civil works undertaken within the package includes:

  • Mortdale maintenance centre upgrade
  • T4 Stabling & Waterfall infrastructure upgrade
  • Power upgrades
  • T4 and South Coast Station upgrades, and
  • Asset Rationalisation, asset resilience, transport Integration and sustainability.

 

Other capital works may also be included under the contract.

 


 

Key Dates

Q3 2020: Expected construction commencement

Q3 2022: Expected construction completion

 


 

Procurement

Successful Tenderer: Tomorrow Partnership comprising of Laing O’Rourke & KBR

 


 

Project History

Mid-2018: An industry briefing for the MTMS program and the related Digital Systems Program was held

Dec 2018: Early Notification of Potential Upcoming Expression of Interest was issued

Jun 2019: Expression of Interest for Pre-Qualification was issued

May 2020: Contract for works from Kiama to Mortdale was awarded

 


 

Further Information

TfNSW has indicated future stages of the MTMS program will seek to improve the capacity of the T1, T4 and T8 Lines and Central Sydney through new services and the use of digital systems technology.



Last reviewed: 26/02/2021

MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

As part of the More Trains, More Services Program Stage 2, further improvements will be delivered in 2024, including on the T4, T8 and South Coast Lines, to effectively integrate Sydney Metro City and Southwest.

These include:

T4 Illawarra Line

  • A 20 per cent increase in peak services on the T4 Illawarra Line. This includes an extra three services an hour in the peak for key hubs like Hurstville and Sutherland.
  • Additional capacity to carry 3,600 more customers in the peak.

 

T8 Airport Line

  • More services for the T8 Airport Line, including a 60 per cent increase at the International, Domestic, Mascot and Green Square stations during the morning peak, meaning trains on average every three to four minutes.
  • Additional capacity to carry 2,400 more customers in the peak.

 

South Coast Line

  • During peak times, all New Intercity Fleet trains will operate as 10 car trains instead of eight.
  • An extra off peak service each hour between Wollongong and the Sydney CBD, meaning a train every 30 minutes on average.

 

 



Last reviewed: 26/02/2021

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