ARTC Train Control Facility

ARTC Train Control Facility

Project location:
Mile End, Adelaide

Client:
Australian Rail Track Corporation

Year of completion:
2014

Project cost/budget:
$0.3M

Project description:
The most challenging aspect of our commission to refurbish ARTC’s national headquarters involved the sequential upgrade of the Train Control Room. Controlling train traffic across Australia, the existing Control Room was upgraded whilst this essential function remained undisturbed throughout its 24-hour, 7-day-a-week operation. Working closely with ARTC technical staff, individual Control Desks were relocated to ‘spare’ positions without disrupting signal reception. Our professional team liaised with a specialist ergonomicist to develop a new Desk format designed to accommodate existing computer hardware, in addition to provision for future VDU screen technology. The project required detailed reference to Australian Standards for ergonomic parameters, maintenance of mission critical functions throughout the refurbishment sequence and integration of high technology equipment.