The TMS is part of the state government’s broader Digital Systems Programme, a “once in a generation change” to replace legacy signalling and train control technologies with modern, internationally proven, intelligent systems. The Siemens TMS is scheduled to be operational by 2023.

The project includes ETCS Level 2 to replace lineside signalling, and the implementation of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) to assist drivers.

The installation will initially take place on sections of the T4 line, from Sutherland to Cronulla and from Bondi Junction to Redfern.

A crucial role of the state-of-the-art TMS solution, when live, will be to continually monitor the position of all trains; helping keep train services running as planned and assist with responses to incidents. The TMS will be operated from the Rail Operations Centre and will work alongside other systems used by Sydney Trains to control train operation across the network.

“This is an important step in the process of upgrading our network with internationally proven technology that boosts safety, capacity, and reliability, and enhances the customer experience,” says Mr Andrew Constance, NSW minister for transport.