Continued success in Australia

Continued success in Australia

Transportation | June 2019

The Metro Tunnel Project’s Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) has awarded CORYS the international tender to supply an X’Trapolis driver simulator system for the Melbourne metropolitan network.

RSA is a major component of the Melbourne $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project, which will untangle the Melbourne City Loop by taking three of the busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city, creating space on the network for an additional half a million peak passengers every week.

The CORYS RSA Simulator System will use an existing X'Trapolis cab mock-up to train drivers for the Metro Tunnel Project Initial Implementation with Communication-Based Train Control.

When this training is finished, the simulator will be used for general training of X’Trapolis drivers with conventional signalling. The simulator will be housed at the new Metro Academy training centre at South Kensington, next to the CORYS driver training simulators for Victoria's new High Capacity Metro Trains.

Gilad Katz, Rail Systems Alliance Procurement & Contracts Manager, said: “We look forward to working closely with CORYS to deliver this simulator for the Rail Systems Alliance as part of the city-shaping Metro Tunnel Project.

 

John Madden, CORYS Commercial Manager, said: “This contract further reinforces our Australian presence with the award of the last four international tenders. With our unique experience of simulating the latest signalling systems including ETCS, PTC, CBTC and GOA2, we look forward to providing a state-of-the-art driver training simulator to address the specific Metro Tunnel training needs.”