European Train Control System Project

European Train Control System Project

Qtectic is currently in discussions with the State on the upcoming ETCS variation works. A final structure, delivery method and price is currently being negotiated.

Qtectic is currently in discussions with the State on the upcoming ETCS variation works. A final structure, delivery method and price is currently being negotiated.

Status:

  • The State is deploying an Automatic Train Protection system on the Queensland Rail network using a level 2 European Train Control System (ETCS)
  • ETCS is based on cab signalling and intermittent and / or continuous track to train data transmission.
  • The ETCS will require the implementation of both on-board and trackside equipment which will require the equipment to be fitted onto the QNGR fleet.
  • The State intends to have this installed across Queensland Rail’s network prior to the opening of the Cross River Rail tunnel targeted for H2 2024.
  • Qtectic and the State continue to engage in discussions on ETCS and required amendments
  • In October 2020, an amended ETCS Early Works Agreement was signed to allow for time critical design works to progress during the negotiations
  • The ETCS variation will be subject to Sponsor and Lender approval
  • The base contract will be ringfenced from the performance of the ETCS Contractor during installation of the equipment

ETCS Overview: