4Tel Timeline

To celebrate twenty years of protecting people and assets, we have compiled a brief timeline of key events in our history. To expand a timeline item, click the heading or '+' icon.

February 2020

eTAP commissioned for ARTC

4Tel’s Work-On-Track application ‘eTAP’ has been successfully commissioned for the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). eTAP has been derived from the 4PTW product offered by 4Tel which has revolutionised the way in which Track Occupancy Authorities are managed from Control Centre to Protection Officer in Australia.
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eTAP commissioned for ARTC
July 2019

4Tel Certified Compliant for Quality Management System ISO9001:2015

ISO9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard which demonstrates that an organisation can provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, enhance customer satisfaction, address contextual risks and opportunities, and conform to QMS requirements.
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March 2019

4Tel Accredited as AEO

4Tel is accredited as an Authorised Engineering Organisation by the Assets and Standards Authority of Transport for New South Wales.
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4Tel is accredited as an Authorised Engineering Organisation by the TfNSW
February 2019

Newcastle Light Rail Public Opening

The Newcastle Light Rail Network was opened for passenger journeys on Monday the 18th of February. Over 100,000 trips were taken during the first month of operation. 4Tel provided the supply and installation of signals, controls and communications.
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Tram stopped at Newcastle Light Rail station
January 2019

Melbourne Office Opens

4Tel opens an office in the Melbourne CBD to support the services and growing demand in Victoria.
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Passenger Information Display at Victorian Train Station
September 2017

ETW App Launch

4Tel, in conjunction with John Holland and Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) launched the ETW mobile application. ETW provides improved safety and efficiency for Protection Officers and Network Control Officers.
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Track worker using ETW application on tablet beside railway track, near track vehicle
May 2017

UoN NUBots Sponsor

4Tel becomes the official Platinum Sponsor of the University of Newcastle’s NUBots robtix team.
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Group photo of Newcastle NuBots robotos
August 2016

25,000 Electronic Authorities

On the 25th of August, 2016 the 25,000th Electronic Authority was issued on the NSW Country Regional Network (CRN). Electronic Authorities have improved safety for train order working on the CRN by 30% and reduced the time taken to issue authorities by 90%.
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NSW Country Regional Network Control Centre
July 2016

The Fort - Headquarters Opening

NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, officially opened 4Tel’s new headquarters 'The Fort' in Warabrook, NSW.
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Derel Wust and Andrew Constance open new 4Tel headquarters The Fort
February 2016

Real-time Data Feed for NSW TrainLink

4Tel commissioned the real-time data feed of NSW TrainLink trains and coaches to Transport for NSW approved applications. The real-time information is collected through 4Tel’s 4Trak™ software, which uses scheduled timetables and GPS data to calculate estimated arrival times for passenger information.
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4Trak real-time tracking system map view
September 2015

4PIDS™ Installed on V/Line

4PIDS™ software was installed across 33 V/Line Stations in Victoria. 4PIDS™ is a software solution for processing GPS and/or track-circuit data to create a real-time information feed to Passenger Information Displays.
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4Tel Passenger Information Display System
June 2015

Electronic Authorities Commissioned

4Tel successfully delivered Electronic Authorities (EAs) to the NSW Country Regional Network. This technology provides the delivery of automated movement authorities for John Holland. Electronic Authorities utilises screen-based forms and data validation to automate the creation of safety-checked movement authorities.
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Electronic Authorities on NSW Country Regional Network
December 2013

ARA Spectrum Committee receives award

The Australasian Railway Association Spectrum Committee has received an award for its work in successfully securing and harmonising very valuable broadband radio spectrum for the rail industry.
4Tel Managing Director Derel Wust was engaged by VicTrack, to represent their interests on the Committee.
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ARA Spectrum commitee win award
December 2013

Inaugural AusRail Presentation

4Tel presented for the first time at AusRail PLUS 2013. The theme of the conference was “Driving costs out of Rail”. In this context, Derel Wust, Managing Director of 4Tel Pty Ltd and Graham Hjort, GM Control Systems spoke on “Improving safety and reducing costs in NSW Country Regional Network”.
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AusRAIL 4Tel Stand 2013
December 2010

Control & Communications Contract with John Holland

4Tel signed contract with John Holland to provide train control and telecommunications systems support for the NSW Country Rail Network. 4Tel have the full-time maintenance and support contract until June 2021.
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Map of NSW Country Regional Network
2008

4Trak Commissioned into Operation

The 4Trak™ Mobile Tracking System provides the real-time tracking of mobile assets and field workers using GPS data from vehicle-mounted devices or mobile handsets.
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4Trak Map Screen
March 2000

4Tel is Founded

4Tel was established by founder Derel Wust in Sydney, Australia
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