Improved train signalling

Train operations are limited by the existing signalling systems available across Melbourne’s rail network, which typically result in longer gap requirements between trains across the network. This system has now reached its natural capacity.

Train signal upgrades to incorporate moving block technology have commenced, with trials of the new system implemented across key lines. However, to achieve metropolitan-wide benefits through increased train frequency and overall capacity enhancements, the rollout of signalling upgrades must be accelerated.