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Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:17:06 AM »
Rail Express --> WA budget fund planning for new ATC signalling systems for Perth network

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Funds for planning new signalling systems on Perth’s train network are another piece of transport spending in the McGowan government’s state budget.

$7.4 million over the next two years will go towards planning for the automatic train control (ATC) system, which will eventually replace the existing Transperth signalling system.

“Rather than a piecemeal approach of repairing or augmenting old infrastructure, we’re going on the front foot and planning for the future,” WA’s transport minister Rita Saffioti said.

“Investing in ATC technology will bring Perth’s rail public transport in line with global best practice for city railways.”

According to the government, the ATC uses “state-of-the-art” technology that will enable more frequent services from more trains (an increase of up to 150%) on the lines, allowing the network to meet the expected increase in passenger demand over the next 15 years.

“As new Metronet rail projects come online, ATC will enable the network to handle the extra train movements,” Saffioti said.

“It’s yet another way we’re making WA’s world-class public transport network even better.”

ATC systems enable trains to operate automatically (with or without driver supervision), and to safely follow each other at shorter intervals, thus enabling more services on a network.

Several networks in Southeast Asia already use such systems, and Sydney Metro Northwest will be the first passenger network in Australia to use the technology.
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:17:53 AM »
https://twitter.com/RailExpressNews/status/907366225478426624
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 08:32:53 AM »
^^ Perth is going to have the best railway, and very likely if they go down that path that they go driverless at some point.

What a contrast it will be to see the same trains running on the same gauge, with essentially the same low-density urban form,

with Perth having driverless trains every 5-10 minutes all day, and Brisbane still working out how they can get better than 30 minute

service to many stations.
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 08:52:53 AM »
SEQ is being left behind at a great rate of knots ...

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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 02:41:48 PM »
Be good if Qld can start progress on this. Seems everything is on hold until the election is held?

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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 02:55:08 PM »
.... BUT, we have plans to be a World Clarse, new Millennium, Sustainable and Liveable City.  And we have the video presentations to prove it .... :fx

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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 03:45:55 PM »
Keep in mind they already have a form of ATP - this is to replace it, not bring it in from scratch.
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 03:59:55 PM »
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Keep in mind they already have a form of ATP - this is to replace it, not bring it in from scratch.

Does this mean that Queensland can just skip directly to whatever Perth has? Or do we need to get ATP first?
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 05:15:09 PM »
I expect Perth will be procuring at minimum what we are getting, if not better.  There are still plenty of LXs and pedestrian interactions with the older lines in Perth notwithstanding the brilliance of the Joondalup and Mandurah lines, so it will probably be ETCS L2 for those routes if not all.
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Re: Automatic train control for Perth rail network
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 02:00:35 PM »
https://twitter.com/Railway_News/status/908405227111448576
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