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New Intercity Fleet

Independent Safety Assessor

The New Intercity Fleet trains will improve customer accessibility, safety, comfort with wider, more spacious two by two seating with arm rests, tray tables and high seat backs. There will be charging ports for mobile devices and dedicated spaces for luggage, prams and bicycles, wheelchair access, accessible toilets, high definition customer information screens and advanced temperature control.

Project Description
Scope of Engagement

Transport for NSW


Independent Safety Assessment

TfNSW appointed Altran-Axess, a partnership between Altran UK and Axess Advisory, to provide a team to perform the role of Independent Safety Assessor for the New Intercity Fleet. The role covers the full lifecycle of the train delivery including design, manufacture, testing, commissioning and handover to NSW Trains.

The Independent Safety Assessor team has provided:

  • Assessments and audits of design and manufacturing processes in accordance with systems engineering and safety assurance principles, risk management, program governance, relevant Australian Laws, standards, regulations and processes. 

  • Assessments of the New Intercity Fleet, including the parties involved in the specification, production, and interface to other systems, operations, and people. 

  • Audits of driver training simulators for compliance with final train configuration and functionality. Assessment and audits of training, operations and through-life support of maintenance plans and specifications including the use and location of tools and facilities for such activities. 

  • Reporting key findings and recommendations to the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR).

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