Alstom Awarded Maintenance Contract for Sydney Metro

Alstom has been awarded a 15-year maintenance contract by Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) for the maintenance of the 36km-long Sydney Metro Northwest railway.

Alstom Awarded Maintenance Contract for Sydney Metro
July 12, 2018 8:53 am

The contract includes the maintenance of Alstom’s 22 six-car Metropolis train sets, Australia’s first fully automated passenger rail vehicles, Alstom’s Urbalis 400 Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling systems, point machines, operation and maintenance of the depot and the cleaning of the trains.

More than 50 full time people, which will include 5% apprentices, will maintain the system during the operational phase of the project which will utilise Alstom’s industry leading HealthHub maintenance platform. HealthHub is an innovative maintenance approach designed to shift from traditional mileage-based maintenance to condition-based predictive maintenance, thus reducing the lifecycle cost for the operator.

HealthHub is supported by various high technology data capture solutions including TrainScanner, Track Tracer and Catenary Tracer – an automated diagnostics portal capable of measuring in real-time the condition of the maintained assets. This real-time monitoring approach will result in increased reliability and availability of the fleet and associated infrastructure.

“Alstom is delighted to be providing long term maintenance support to the iconic Sydney Metro project.” said Mark Coxon, Managing Director for Alstom in Australia and New Zealand. “The award of this contract further strengthens Alstom’s position in the railway maintenance sector in Australia”, said Coxon.

Mobilisation of the Alstom teams is expected to start mid 2018 with the project fully operational in the first half of 2019. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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