Bombardier

 In Transport Logistics
Gold Coast Light Rail System

Project: Gold Coast Light Rail System
Industry: Light Rail
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

The Client

Bombardier are a rolling stock and signalling manufacturer of rail transport systems worldwide. Headquartered in MontrĂ©al, Canada, Bombardier’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).

The Challenge

The Queensland government required a light rail system for the Gold Coast region to accommodate additional passenger traffic for the Commonwealth Games, held in Australia 2018. The Gold Coast light rail system Stage 1 comprised of 13 kilometres of rail, 16 new stations and an operational command centre. CSE Crosscom was also awarded Stage 2 which comprised of an additional 7.3 kilometres of rail, 3 new stations and an integration to the existing operational command centre.

CSE Crosscom was required to provide all telecommunications and passenger information systems for both stages of the rail system. The systems had to meet strict rail standards and operational requirements for a 24/7 light rail service.

The Solution

Stage 1

In June 2012 CSE Crosscom was contracted by Bombardier to provide detailed design, construction and commissioning of the communications systems for the project. The systems designed and installed by CSE Crosscom comprise of:

  • Redundant Fibre Optic Network connecting all stations
  • CCTV System
  • TETRA Radio System including data to light rail vehicles
  • Public Information Display System
  • PABX and Emergency Telephones

Stage 2

In June 2016 CSE Crosscom were contracted by Bombardier to provide detailed design, construction and commissioning of the communications systems for the project. The systems designed and installed by CSE Crosscom comprise of:

  • Redundant Fibre Optic Network connecting all stations
  • CCTV System
  • PA System
  • Extension of the TETRA Radio System including data to light rail vehicles
  • Public Information Display System
  • PABX and Emergency Telephones

CSE Crosscom currently maintains a variety of the sub systems via the operating contractor KDR.