PRASA has Awarded a Contract with Siemens Aim to Build Signal Centre

PRASA has Awarded a Contract with Siemens Aim to Build Signal Centre
June 28, 2011 6:42 pm

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded a R900m ($131.8m) contract to Siemens to build a new signal centre in Gauteng province, South Africa, and to upgrade signalling systems.

The scope of the project includes construction of the Gauteng Nerve Centre and the installation of electronic interlocking signalling systems at 15 stations across the country.
Under the contract, Siemens will supply a new interlocking system, including sensors and traffic lights, which will send information to a control centre where it will tell the operator whether the track is occupied.
The project is expected to improve efficiency and safety on the passenger rail network and reduce accidents on the tracks; more than 1,000 people were injured in train accidents in the province in April and May.
The nerve centre will centralise information within the passenger rail network in Gauteng.
The project is expected to be completed over the next five years, according to 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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