Over the coming months Hitachi Rail will undertake early works in preparation for ETCS implementation. This includes electrical cable testing at various locations along the Shorncliffe Line. This work involves Hitachi Rail inspecting and testing existing cable infrastructure to assess if existing cables can be re-used or if new infrastructure must be installed.Read more
European Train Control System (ETCS)
World-class train signalling system
As part of the project, Cross River Rail will also implement the European Train Control System (ETCS) upgrade on the Shorncliffe line.
ETCS will be rolled out over several stages starting with a pilot program which is being planned for the Shorncliffe Line in 2022 with early works commencing in late 2019.
Before the pilot program can start, trains and the tracks will be fitted with the new ETCS equipment which sends continuous data to report the position, direction and speed of trains and enables the system to calculate a safe maximum running speed for each train.