Alstom has been awarded a contract by KiwiRail to deliver a new, fully integrated Traffic Management System for New Zealand’s growing rail network. The new, feature-rich Iconis system will dramatically improve the way KiwiRail operates its network. The replacement of the existing Traffic Control Centre technology with this new, state-of-the-art, integrated control system will provide KiwiRail with greater network safety, security, and resilience, delivering greater control capacity and with the ability to meet the increasing demands of an expanding rail network.The fully integrated Iconis system will be capable of being run from either Wellington or Auckland. The system will not only accommodate the forecasted increases in patronage in both cities, but also offer the increased capacity and reliability that is essential to meet the challenge of a booming export industry freight line application.The proven Iconis Traffic Management System technology will be specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with KiwiRail’s unique rail network characteristics and existing infrastructure. As a highly flexible system, the technology has already been successfully deployed across more than 160 complex freight and suburban networks in both greenfield and brownfield environments in more than 30 countries throughout the world.Deployment of the new system will take place over a period of 3 years and divided into 4 distinct phases with the first deployment on a Pilot Line (Wairarapa Line); followed by the geographical extension of the deployment in the remaining 3 Areas (Lower North Island, Upper North Island, South Island)Following the successful delivery of the system, Alstom will provide long-term support and maintenance to KiwiRail, ensuring the system will be well supported for many years into the future.