The Waratah Train simulator system, housed at Sydney Trains' Training College at Petersham in Sydney, ensures the highest levels of training to support the operation of Sydney’s next-generation Waratah train fleet. Around 2,000 guards and drivers will be trained using the new Australian designed and built systems.
The College was upgraded and extended by Sydney Trains to accommodate the motion-enabled simulator at a cost of approximately $12 million which was completed in May 2009. The sophistication of the simulators are an Australian first for the rail industry, and it is the first time Sydney Trains have used guard-specific simulators.
Mobile depot simulators and part-task computer-based simulators complete the suite of training simulators supplied by Reliance Rail. They are Australian designed and built in Adelaide by Sydac, a leading international simulation technology and engineering software developer.