Mauritius Metro Express employs Sepura TETRA

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Friday, 29 May, 2020


Mauritius Metro Express employs Sepura TETRA

Sepura partner Consort Digital has implemented a TETRA voice and data communications solution for the new Mauritius Metro Express.

The initial 13-kilometre section of the island’s new line between Port Luis and Rose Hill is already operational, with the second phase to Curepipe on course to be completed in 2021. In its early stages the service is expected to move 25,000 people a day, with this number increasing to between 55,000 and 60,000 when the line is completed.

Consort Digital worked with Sepura and DAMM to provide a complete solution for the network.

The fleet vehicles are equipped with Sepura SRG3900 TETRA mobile radios, enabling both voice and data communications back to the control centre. Each vehicle has an AVL solution that communicates back to base through the radio, enabling remote signalling and train control.

Cleaning staff, maintenance teams and train operators use Sepura’s STP9000 hand-portable radios, while control room operators use desk-mounted SRG3900s.

“The Metro operators required robust radios that could withstand harsh treatment around maintenance machinery and would be heavily used by station operators and cleaning teams,” said Devdarsh Jain, Chief Operations Officer of Consort Digital.

“We had no hesitation in proposing a Sepura solution for this purpose, and as expected they are providing outstanding support to the Metro operators.”

Pictured: Some of the new Mauritius Metro train units in service. Courtesy Consort Digital.

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