Victoria's Metro trains to receive comms upgrades

Thursday, 19 December, 2019

Victoria's Metro trains to receive comms upgrades

Victoria’s Metro Trains’ X’Trapolis and Siemens fleets will soon receive wireless data recorders, allowing engineers to monitor the condition of key train systems in real time and prevent faults.

The upgrade comes alongside the $75 million Comeng life extension project, which will see the Comeng trains fitted with improved communications equipment and safety features, including high-definition CCTV cameras, according to the Victorian Government. These cameras have better clarity and a wider field of view to help ensure passengers’ safety and support Metro and Victoria Police investigations, the government said.

“Monitoring trains in real time will lead to a safer and better performing railway — that’s great news for passengers,” Metro CEO Raymond O’Flaherty said.   

The trains will also receive real-time, high-definition passenger information displays with dynamic maps, as well as new external destination screens and improved speakers and hearing aid links for clearer and more accessible audio announcements, the government said.

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