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21 Apr 2017

Global Rail Australia Secure Sydney Light Rail Project

We are very pleased to announce that Global Rail Australia has been awarded the rail signalling installation works on the Sydney Light Rail Project.

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surrey Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kinsgford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street. Construction is due to be completed and services will start running in 2019.

Global Rail Australia will be working with rail systems engineering giant Alstom on behalf of Transport for NSW, to help them in their mission of developing a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions.

The CBD and South East Light Rail will cost approximately $1.6 billion to complete, funded from the transport budget and a PPP arrangement. Construction on the project will take place in stages, with city streets closed in sections to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and commuters. Once completed, light rail will significantly benefit businesses along the route. Construction is likely to take between five and six years to complete.

The signalling project scope for the Transport Information Solution (TIS) includes the full installation and functional testing of the following rail signalling assets:

  • installation of Compact cabinets
  • installation of Smart IO and associated modules
  • installation of CLC Cubicles and associated modules
  • axle counters – cabling and install
  • capsys loops – mas unit, joints and cabling
  • point machines – motorised
  • point machines – manual
  • signals and poles
  • track circuits
  • signal route indicators
  • control boxes and poles
  • limit of shunt boards and poles
  • signalling and power cable installation
  • sealing of conduits

Global Rail Australia will also assist Alstom with final testing and commissioning works.

CEO Ivan Holloway was thrilled with this contract award and said:
“This is a significant signalling installation contact award for the company. Playing our part in Sydney’s transport regeneration plan, we are delighted to be involved in this major light rail infrastructure project.

Our teams have worked tirelessly on this project. We look forward to commencing the signalling installation works very soon and to a long-term future with out partner Alstom.”

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