Alstom Signs Contract With KiwiRail for New Zealand's Train Control System

Alstom Signs Contract With KiwiRail for Train Control System in New Zealand
Alstom Signs Contract With KiwiRail for New Zealand's Train Control System

Alstom has signed a contract with KiwiRail to provide a new, fully integrated Traffic Management System (TMS) for New Zealand's growing rail network.

The new, feature-rich Iconis system will significantly improve the way KiwiRail operates its network. Replacing existing Traffic Control Center technology with this new, state-of-the-art integrated control system will give KiwiRail greater control capacity and the ability to meet increasing demands, providing greater network security and flexibility of an expanding rail network.

The fully integrated Iconis system can be operated from Wellington or Auckland. The system will not only meet anticipated increases in patronage in both cities, but will also offer the increased capacity and reliability necessary to meet the challenge of evolving export industry freight line application.

The proven Iconis Traffic Management System technology will be specially designed to integrate seamlessly with KiwiRail's unique rail network capabilities and existing infrastructure. As a highly flexible system, the technology has been successfully applied in more than 30 complex freight and commuter networks in both zero and brownfield environments in more than 160 countries around the world.

Alstom is pleased to partner with Kiwi Rail to bring a step change in the way Kiwi Rail operates its networks. “Our innovative, yet proven technology will provide KiwiRail with greater operational flexibility, efficiency and safety while simplifying its operations and preparing it for the future,” said Mark Coxon, Alstom Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. “We will use the KiwiRail TCS opportunity as the catalyst to further expand our presence in New Zealand, Coxon said, the first major contract Alstom has secured in New Zealand.” said.

The commissioning of the new system will take place over a period of 3 years and will be divided into 4 different phases with the first commissioning on the Pilot Line (Wairarapa Line); followed by geographic expansion of deployment in the remaining 3 Regions (Lower North Island, Upper North Island, South Island).

After successful delivery of the system, Alstom will provide KiwiRail with long-term support and maintenance, ensuring the system is well supported for many years to come.

Günceleme: 15/09/2022 12:46

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