Commonwealth Engineering train - image by Howling Pixel.

METRO Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd has signed a contract with DTI for the supply and installation of CCTV surveillance and passenger information systems on the Commonwealth Engineering fleet for the city of Melbourne.

MTM operates a fleet of 420 trains on 869 kilometres of track, and this contract involves the supply and installation of surveillance and passenger information systems on 58 existing Comeng-built trains. Deliveries are expected to commence in June 2019 and will be delivered over an 18-month period.

Each Comeng train will be equipped with a ruggedized digital surveillance system including a quad-core digital recorder with mass storage, 12 high-definition cameras, 2 transit rated power over Ethernet network switches, 2 hearing aid loop amplifiers, 2 driver display units, 2 frontal displays, 3 PA amplifiers, and 6 internal displays.

DTI says the award of these options is a strong endorsement of its retrofit capability, as well as its ability to deliver into complex rail projects.