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Metro Tunnel

High capacity signalling overview

Two consortia have been shortlisted to deliver up to $1 billion worth of signalling and communications systems as part of the Metro Tunnel project.

The shortlisted bidders for the Metro Tunnel Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) are:

  • a consortium comprising CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation
  • the MetroConnect consortium comprising John Holland, Siemens and UGL.

The successful bidder will install High Capacity Signalling on the new Sunbury – Cranbourne/Pakenham line that will run through the Metro Tunnel.  It will be the first roll-out of High Capacity Signalling on an existing network anywhere in Australia.

Passenger safety will also be improved at the five new Metro Tunnel stations with the installation of platform screen doors.

Shortlisted bidders for the RSA will be asked to submit a formal proposal by early 2017, with a contract expected to be awarded later next year.

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