April 19, 2018

Bombardier to maintain Melbourne Metro Tunnel signalling

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METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel.

The deal represents Bombardier’s first long-term signalling mainteance contract in Australia, and includes an option for a five-year extension.

Bombardier will provide a full-service package based on its Optiflo rail control services solution, including its Ebi Tool Mainteance and Diagnostics Centre, which provides intelligent data analysis and predictive maintenance functions.

Bombardier is a member of the Rail Systems alliance consortium, which was awarded a $A 1.1bn contract in December 2017 to supply signalling and Train Control systems for the cross-city link between Sunbury and Cranbourne/Pakenham.

The line will be equipped with Bombardier’s CityFlo 650 communications-based train control system, which will enable operation at 2.3 minute headways.

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