Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has awarded Downer a contract to deliver station and signal modifications across the suburban and Intercity network for the New Intercity Fleet.
The New Intercity Fleet comprises 512 carriages, which will progressively enter service from 2019.
A spokesperson for TfNSW said: “These are new state-of-the-art trains and as with any new technology, we need to make some minor modifications to the stations and signals across the network which will include platform extensions, overhead wiring adjustments and train location technology.
“Work will get underway early next year and where possible it will be completed as part of the existing rail maintenance schedule and track work weekends so we can minimise the impact on our customers.”
At the start of December, infrastructure group John Holland were awarded a key contract for the detailed design and construction of a new Intercity Fleet maintenance facility to service the trains at Kangy Angy.