The National Transport Commission is
coordinating the series of historic MoC signings between rail industry manufacturers,
operators and Federal and State Transport Ministers to make rail more
interoperable across Australia.
The MoC signing by Siemens Mobility is another
signatory of rail operators and stakeholders to harmonise rail operations in
Australia. By signing this MoC, Siemens Mobility as a key player in the global
rail industry, shows its commitment to support the Australian Rail Industry
with interoperable solutions, like the European Train Control System. The
MoC emphasizes the shared commitment of both government and industry
stakeholders to create a seamless and efficient rail network in Australia.
Raphaelle Guerineau, CEO Siemens Mobility, ANZ,
stated, "Interoperability is important to support the future of rail in
Australia. Siemens Mobility is happy to be part of this initiative to encourage
industry and governments to collaborate. We are keen to contribute continuing
to build on the work we are doing with the Digital Systems project for
Transport for New South Wales."
Michael Hopkins, CEO, and Commissioner of the
National Transport Commission, said, “Today’s signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation
marks another step on the way to a more interoperable rail system. It supports
government and industry efforts to consider interoperability when planning
future investments in rail. Working together will be the catalyst that delivers an Australian rail
network that operates smoothly across state borders through the use of
compatible technologies and systems.”