The Victorian Government has announced an expansion of the VLocity Train capacity, servicing Victoria's regional centres.
Three seperate expansions have been ordered, constituting 53 new VLocity Trains at a cost of $1.19 billion.
The trains are being constructed at The Alstom factory in Dandenong South, South-East of Melbourne.
In the 2023-24 Victorian Budget, the Government committed funding for the delivery of 23 new VLocity trains to increase capacity for commuters on the Melton Line.
|Procuring Agency:||Victorian Department of Transport|
|May 2019||The 2019-20 Victorian Budget confirmed $340 million allocated towards the project to deliver 18 additional VLocity Trains.|
|May 2022||The Victorian Government allocated an additional $250 million in the 2022-23 Budget to purchase and additional 12 VLocity trains.|
|May 2023||In the 2023-24 Victorian Budget, the Government allocated $601 million to commission an additional 23 VLocity trains to service the Melton Line through an extension of its existing contract with Alstom.|