Indra has won contracts to upgrade the railway network video surveillance system for Sydney Trains in Australia, and supply ticketing services for the tram system in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Under the €48m Australian contract, the company will replace the current 11,400 analog cameras with internet protocol cameras and install its technology in the two control centres. New servers and storage devices will be supplied for recording images at the stations.

The control centres manage the entire video surveillance system using closed-circuit television (CCTV) in a network of more than 150 commuter stations in Sydney.

The contract includes an execution period of five years and system maintenance for three years.

"Once operational in next June, the Cuenca tram is estimated to be used by around 120,000 passengers a day or 39 million a year."

The new surveillance system enables the operators to retrieve real-time images and video recordings from any station under their purview.

The algorithms continuously analyse the station camera images to provide timely alerts on potential risks such as a traveller falling onto the rails.

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In Ecuador, Indra will deploy street signposting and ticketing systems on the new tram service being built in Cuenca, which will enable the authorities to manage traffic flow where the tram is operational.

The existing technology at the city’s urban traffic control centre will be upgraded with new software for integrated management and traffic control.

With the integration of traffic light priority system into Cuenca tram subsystems, the signposting will give priority to the trams over private vehicles, enabling the service to run on time.

Once operational in next June, the Cuenca tram is estimated to be used by around 120,000 passengers a day or 39 million a year.

Indra will also install its contactless ticketing system in the Cuenca tram, as well as automatic ticketing machines at 28 stops along the route.

The tickets will be validated at the access control systems.

Image: Indra’s contactless ticketing system in Athens. Photo: courtesy of Indra.