Queensland Rollingstock Expansion Program

Under Procurement
Queensland Rollingstock Expansion Program

The Rollingstock Expansion Program will provide an initial fleet of 20 six-car Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) with an option for a further 45 six-car EMUs to be built in Maryborough. The Program also includes the development of a manufacturing facility in Maryborough and ongoing maintenance of the the new rollingstock fleet.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads estimates that up to 65 additional six-car EMUs will be required over the next 10 years to meet increased demand driven by population growth and the opening of Cross River Rail.

Key Dates

Oct 2020 Project Announcement
Dec 2020 EOIs Open
Feb 2021 EOIs Close
Jul 2022 Contract Award

Funding contributions

Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Shortlist: Alstom CAF Downer Rail


Oct 2020 The project was announced by the Paluszczuk-led Government in the lead-up to the Queensland Election.
Dec 2020 Queensland Government opened Expressions of Interest for the procurement, closing on 10 February 2021.
Jun 2021 The Queensland Government shortlisted three proponents (Alstom, CAF and Downer Rail) for the contract. The 2021-22 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program also indicated that $357 million of the Queensland Government's $600 million commitment to the project is allocated beyond FY2024-25.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
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