WA Government’s Public Transport Authority requires the services of a suitably experienced consultant to provide specialised project management, contract management and leadership expertise in railway communications and control systems project management to the Forrestfield-Airport Link (FAL) Project.

The company will be highly experienced in managing the delivery and integration of communication and control systems infrastructure in an operational railway environment, including communications backbone transmission systems, fibre optic cable systems, mobile radio networks, distributed antenna systems, third party carrier mobile telephone systems, CCTV, passenger information display, public address systems and supervisory control and data acquisition systems associated with railway station and tunnel operations.

The consultant will manage the planning, design, implementation and integration of railway communications and control systems on the FAL Project to ensure that PTA’s requirements for these systems, as set out in the project deed and scope of works and technical criteria, are being met by the design and construct (D&C) contractor.

The $A1.86-billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project, which consists of 8.5km of commuter railway accessible from 3 new train stations. Once the Forrestfield line opens in 2020, the train will take passengers from the CBD to the airport on a 2-zone fare. By 2021, the line is expected to generate 20,000 trips on the network daily — increasing to 29,000 by 2031.

This tender closes on September 30 – more here.