VicTrack awarded Australian Engineering Excellence Award high commendation

18 October 2016

Our work on the development of regional passenger information display systems for public transport received a high commendation in the Control Systems, Networks, Information Processing and Telecommunications category at the Engineering Australia (Victoria Division) Engineering Excellence Awards held in October 2016.

VicTrack’s Regional Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) is the result of a ground breaking collaboration to access secure data from various control systems, and implement an engineering and telecommunications solution to improve the provision of real time data and train scheduling to train platforms. The PIDS operate at 35 regional locations in Victoria to provide real time travelling information for train passengers, as well as train and bus users in Bendigo.

The PIDS project is an innovative and beneficial initiative for Victorians who live, work or travel in regional centres. The adaptive and complex technology is another step in encouraging new opportunities for people and business outside metropolitan areas.

More information
Read about our work on Regional passenger information displays
Read media release: Real-time train information arrives on the Bendigo line