Jacobs to work on Forrestfield Airport Rail Link
Jacobs Engineering Group is acting as a client-side technical advisor to the Western Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) for the A$2 billion Forrestfield Airport Rail Link.
The new train line will connect Forrestfield to the city, opening up Perth’s eastern suburbs to the rail network for the first time and giving Perth Airport users a travel option five minutes faster than by car.
The rail link will connect with the existing Midland line near Bayswater Station and will run to Forrestfield through 5.3 miles of underground tunnels to ensure minimal impact on the existing land and road network.
Funded by the government, it is currently the largest infrastructure project in Western Australia.
“We are proud to be part of this important public transport project for Western Australia, and we look forward to contributing significant value based on our expertise in the rail sector,” says Patrick Hill, Jacobs’ senior vice president for buildings and infrastructure.
Indian get away
Passengers using Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport can now check in faster due to the implementation of Rockwell Collins’ new ARINC vMUSE mobile passenger processing solution.
India’s busiest gateway and the largest in South Asia is the first airport to implement ARINC vMUSE, which gives airlines the ability to check in travellers wherever and whenever needed.
“Passenger delight’ is a driving principle that has helped shape our company, services, goals and all that we stand for today,” says the airport’s, head of IT, Jeewan Khulbe.
“ARINC vMUSE mobile from Rockwell Collins is a way to improve the passenger experience and to provide our airports with cutting-edge solutions when traditional systems are not enough.”
The system enables airline and ground handling agents to utilise a tablet-based application to check in passengers from anywhere in an airport.