RPS is part of a team delivering next generation signalling technology on the award winning Regional Rail Link project in the Australian state of Victoria. The landmark public transport project has now been nationally recognised with the Infrastructure Project of the Year award from Infrastructure Partnership Australia.
The multi-billion dollar Regional Rail Link project will deliver 90km of new track separating the regional and metropolitan rail networks right into Melbourne’s busy CBD and provide regional lines with dedicated tracks to improve passenger journeys.
RPS is part of the Rail Systems team delivering the project's train control, signalling and passenger information systems that will activate the Rail Link’s infrastructure. RPS’ team, headed by Meegan Sullivan, is providing environmental management, infrastructure sustainability, stakeholder and community engagement, risk and innovation advice, and industrial relations for the project.
The GE ElectrologIXS signalling system being installed by Rail Systems is a first for Victoria and is an integral part of Regional Rail Link project. Two new stations, upgrades for four existing stations and 13 road and rail grade separations are also part of the project.
According to IPA Chief Executive Brendon Lyon, the Regional Rail Link was judged the best project: ‘because it has been delivered extremely well in spite of significant complexities; because it represents a good partnership between the Commonwealth and state governments and the private sector; and because it will transform Victoria’s regional and metropolitan rail services’.
Victorian Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the award was recognition of the fact that Regional Rail Link was an exceptional project that had been extremely well run: `This complex project is on time and on budget, and will transform Victoria’s rail network, delivering significant benefits for Victorians’.