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RTSA NSW Event – Transport for NSW Digital Systems Program

November 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+10

Digital Systems, the next phase of the Transport for NSW More Trains, More Services program, will transform Sydney’s rail network, using world class technology to create high capacity turn up and go services to meet growing demand.

The Digital Systems program will replace legacy signalling and train controls with modern, internationally proven, intelligent systems based around European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 technology. Digital Systems will help achieve the vision of the Future Transport Strategy 2056, enhancing customer experience with more frequent and reliable services and access to better real-time information.

Digital Systems consists of three main elements:

  • Replacing trackside signalling equipment with the latest ETCS Level 2 technology
  • Implementing Automatic Train Operation to help drivers and provide faster and more consistent journey times
  • Introducing a Traffic Management System for more effective incident management and service regulation across the network.

These elements will deliver significant performance, cost and safety benefits. The modern technology will allow for data driven operations such as dynamic timetabling, and lead to reduced maintenance possessions and increased passenger and freight capacity.

Speaker Background:

Stephen Lemon is the Program Director of Digital Systems.  Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian and UK rail industries and previously held roles in Transport for NSW as the Director of Rail Systems Development and as Sydney Trains’ Professional Head of Signalling and Control Systems. Stephen’s experience spans project management, engineering and consultancy in both the public and private sectors across a variety of infrastructure environments, including freight, heavy rail, metro and light rail. Stephen is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (FIRSE).


November 4, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+10
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Central Station, Bradfield Room
Opp Platforms 1 - 3 Sydney, NSW


Railway Technical Society of Australasia
1300 653 113