High Capacity Metro Trains 2 - HCMT2




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High Capacity Metro Trains 2 - HCMT2
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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The procurement of new 10-car High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT2) is planned for the Sunbury – Dandenong rail corridor through the Melbourne Metro Tunnel.

The 10-car trains would expand the capacity on some of the fastest growing corridors in the rail network, and leverage the investment in Melbourne Metro Tunnel, allowing the full length of the underground stations to be utilised.

The proposed Airport Rail Link would potentially use the 10-car trains, while their use is expected to complement the electrification of the Melton line.

As existing train sets are a joining of two three-car sets, the procurement of 10-car trains would require a new type of train, specifically designed to be seven or ten cars long. As such, significant infrastructure works on existing lines would be required to accommodate the longer trains.

HCMT2 was recommended in Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Strategy and assessed in the Options book in December 2016. It is unknown how many trains would be required, at this stage.

Value undisclosed



Last updated: 21/11/2017

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