Qld Rail enlists Logica in $33m deal

Queensland has signed a five-year $33 million contract with Logica to help it separate its IT infrastructure from the privatised freight business and manage the newly separated systems.

Queensland has signed a five-year $33 million contract with Logica to help it separate its IT infrastructure from the privatised freight business and manage the newly separated systems.

Until Queensland Rail's national rail freight operations were privatised in 2010, the passenger rail and freight rail organisations had shared IT infrastructure.

Now Queensland Rail's passenger rail organisation, which is still owned by the Queensland Government, will have its own ICT infrastructure and needs help to move its systems from the freight datacentres into new Tier 1 datacentres by 30 June.

Logica will provide Queensland Rail with an ITIL-aligned service process framework and service management toolset based on BMC's service management product suite. It has also recently increased its Brisbane team to include staff with transport outsourcing experience.

"For Queensland Rail this means dedicated local relationships and service delivery staff with strong industry experience who will be responsible and accountable for day to day delivery of ICT Infrastructure services," Darren Covington, director of Industry Solutions at Logica, said in a statement.

"Our partnership with Queensland Rail will focus on maintaining sound ICT infrastructure and practices and taking advantage of new emerging technologies so we can deliver the best cost and operational efficiencies," Colin Holgate, CEO Asia Pacific at Logica said in a statement.

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