Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre Officially Opened By Premier And Minister

Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre Officially Opened By Premier And Minister

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New South Wales Minister for Transport Andrew Constance

Rail Nerve Centre Officially Open

Victor P Taffa

More than 1.4 Million train trips taken in Sydney every day will be safer and more reliable, including faster recovery from unplanned disruptions, with the opening of Australia’s first purpose-built rail operation centre in Alexandria today.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Transport Andrew Constance to officially open the $296 Million Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre.

“Rail Operations Centre begins a new era of rail in Sydney and will set new standards across the country.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“Sydney has one of the most complex rail networks in the world, and the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government has delivered a new Rail Operations Centre to ensure the best possible service for commuters.”

Minister Constance said the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government continues to invest in infrastructure crucial for keeping people moving.

“Its massive display board is 33 metres long, bigger than that used by NASA’s Mission Control Centre and can track where every train is running at any given time across the Sydney Trains network.” Minister Constance said.

“At similar facilities in Hong Kong and Tokyo, all critical operation teams are positioned in one location, which means better co-ordination and response to critical incidents on the network.”

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Trains Chief Executive Howard Collins said more than 660 employees will be based at ROC and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the final employees moving in over the next few months.

“We have dedicated teams of engineers, train controllers, rail technicians, communication teams and security personnel all working together to keep our customers moving.” Mr. Collins said.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Transport Andrew Constance to officially open the $296 Million Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre.

Abbreviations:

NASA             National Aeronautics and Space Administration