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 Two, 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 Two)
- 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.
Tranche Two of the Digital Systems Program covers the North Shore, City Circle, City Area and Sydney Terminal.