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.
|Oct 2020||Project Announced|
|Dec 2020||EOIs Open|
|Feb 2021||EOIs Close|
|Jul 2022||Contract Award|
|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.|