Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed a A$19.7 million contract with Ansaldo STS for a signalling system on the new 7.5km Perth metro line extension.
The $240 million state government project, which is due to be completed in 2014, will extend Perth’s urban railway network north to Butler.
Ansaldo STS has been delivering railway signalling solutions to the PTA for more than 10 years.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell said: “The contract covers the detailed design and construction of the railway signalling system for the A$240 million Butler Extension Project.
“The signalling system will enable the safe and efficient operation of the railway by keeping a safe separation between trains, monitoring route integrity and supervising train braking and speed limits.
“The work will be undertaken between the existing Clarkson station and the new Butler station on the Joondalup Line and also involves signalling at the entry to the Mandurah railcar depot.
“Factory assembly and testing works will take place at the contractor’s Canning Vale premises and expected to be completed in time for Butler services to start in late 2014.”