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O'Donnell Griffin is a leader in the provision of integrated engineering services to the rail industry. We help our customers design, build and maintain rail signalling, communications and power systems.

We work closely with major Government rail authorities and private customers across Australasia to deliver safer and more reliable rail transport systems. Our in-house design, fabrication, and testing facilities provide customers with reliable systems that can be delivered in 'live' environments under tight time schedules.

     Key areas of expertise:
  • Signalling design and installations
  • Overhead wiring systems
  • HV & LV substations
  • Communications, security and CCTV
  • Computer based interlocking systems
  • Automatic Train Protection (ATP).

Since 1987, O'Donnell Griffin has been a major provider of electrical and communications engineering services to the rail industry. We have developed a reputation in the industry for:

  • Traditional ‘design & construct’ delivery
  • Alternative co-operative ‘alliances’ delivery model
  • Fully integrated projects
  • Technology independence
  • Technical and delivery excellence.

We are partnering in some of Australasia's largest rail infrastructure projects, including:

    1. South Improvement Alliance

    The alliance partners (ARTC, O'Donnell Griffin, John Holland Rail, MVM and Aurecon) are delivering a range of improvements to the Sydney to Melbourne rail corridor. O'Donnell Griffin's scope of works includes the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of rail signalling.

    2. Novo Rail Alliance

    The Alliance (RailCorp NSW, O'Donnell Griffin, Laing O'Rourke, and Aurecon) involves a 5 year program of multi-discipline civil, rail track, and signalling projects across the RailCorp NSW network. O'Donnell Griffin's remit includes the provision of rail signalling, Automatic Train Protection and traction substation upgrades.  

    3. Sunbury Electrification Alliance

    The Sunbury Electrification Alliance (SEA) is a partnership between O'Donnell Griffin, Laing O'Rourke, and the Department of Transport. The SEA is delivering a major upgrade of the rail infrastructure of the Sydenham to Sunbury corridor by extending the suburban electrified network to Sunbury. O'Donnell Griffin is responsible for the design and construction of the electrical works including signalling, communications and power systems.

    4. RGP5

    A rail signalling contract for work on BHP Billiton's Rapid Growth Phase 5 mine to port rail extension and upgrade project in Western Australia. O'Donnell Griffin won the contract to design, install, test and commission the new signalling system, which includes ATP. The scope includes software development, systems integration testing, final commissioning, and ongoing maintenance services.

    5. KiwiRail / ONTRACK

    The New Zealand Government's 3 year overhead electric rail line upgrade project in Wellington. O'Donnell Griffin's scope of works involves upgrading the 1500V dc overhead electric rail lines.