Replacement of safety critical communication systems for both the Metropolitan and Regional rail transport networks in Victoria.
How Innova Helped
Innova resources were engaged to be accountable for the management of an integrated program of work based on a system engineering management approach to deliver complex safety critical HV/HR infrastructure programs ($250m+) consisting of rolling stock, infrastructure, core networking and operational control system of systems based on GSM-R technology known as the Digital Train Radio System (DTRS).
Innova held a number of Program Director, delivery and engineering roles including the following responsibilities:
Regional Rail Communications Network
Innova resources were engaged state side to develop the RRCN Business case and to support the design and delivery of the Regional Rail Communications Network (RRCN) operating over a 3G/4G communications bearer (~$70m+). The RRCN provides safety critical communications for the V/Line fleet including rail road vehicles and freight. The project encompassed turnkey lifecycle design, engineering and safety management and program delivery.
Metropolitan Train Radio
Notable achievement on this project included deployment of over 120 radio base stations, commissioning of 2 geo-redundant data centres and 3 train control centres, transmission connectivity, fitment of on-board radio technology to the entire Metropolitan Passenger Fleet and successful transition in strategy and handover to operations of a Digital train radio system.
Regional Train Radio
Notable achievement on this project included deployment of the ICE radio on V/Line rollingstock and integration to on-board systems, commissioning of backend infrastructure at 2 data centres, and deployment of voice communication consoles at both V/Lines primary (Centrol) and disaster control centres. Innova was solely responsible for the GSM-R Radio
system specification development and integration to support future Regional trains into the Metropolitan Digital Train Radio System.