North Coast Line – ETCS Level 1

Project Description

RCS Infrastructure together with Alstom Australia are delivering the ETCS Level 1 for the North Coast Line.  As a Principal Contractor, RCS Infrastructure is in the process of delivering construction, site installation and testing and commissioning works in addition to design approvals through our QR accredited RPEQ engineering team.

New equipment housings were fabricated and tested in our Brisbane based facility prior to deployment to site where RCSI established local site facilities to support the civil, electrical and testing & commissioning works throughout the corridor, comprising of:

  • Civil works for the installation of cable routes and new equipment housings
  • Installation of main and local cables, ETCS balise and location boxes
  • Modification of the existing signalling infrastructure
  • Testing and commissioning of all new works
  • Site safety management

RCS Infrastructure is providing significant value to project stakeholders through their local knowledge of the QR network and of the legacy system that was integrated with the ETCS L1 solution. This will be the first ETCS implementation in Queensland and our teams gained valuable experience from exposure to ETCS technology.


Project Name

North Coast Line - ETCS Level 1


Queensland Rail (QR)

  • Queensland

  • 2017 - 2022