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$300 million has been allocated for Perth's capacity signalling program

14 May 2024 (Perth, Western Australia)

Perth, Western Australia: $300 million has been allocated in the federal budget for METRONET to deliver a capacity signalling program.

The High-Capacity Signalling (HCS) project aims to replace and significantly upgrade the signalling and train control systems on Perth's passenger rail network, enabling more frequent train services.

The federal budget has allocated significant funds for various infrastructure projects across Australia, including Perth's capacity signalling program. This also includes $1.9 billion for road and rail infrastructure in Western Sydney, aimed at improving transportation in the region. Queensland will see $177 million invested in bridge and intersection upgrades along the Warrego Highway, while Tasmania will receive $80 million to upgrade the Lyell Highway between Granton and New Norfolk. South Australia's Princes Highway will benefit from $120 million for interchange upgrades at Mount Barker and Verdun. Stage 2B of the Canberra Light Rail is set to receive planning funding of $50 million, and Victoria will receive $12 million for the Bridgewater Road and Portland Ring Road intersection upgrade. These investments reflect the government's commitment to improving infrastructure and connectivity across the country.

Source
https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/c-king/media-release/investment-deliver-future-made-australia

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/media-statements/Cook-Labor-Government/Preferred-proponent-announced-for-signalling-and-train-control-systems-upgrade-20240405

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