This project involves the delivery of 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains for Melbourne's metropolitan network.
These new trains are expected to boost reliability of current services and accommodate additional services in future, driven by the pipeline of rail capital projects underway across Melbourne. New rolling stock is expected also enable the ageing trains on the network to be retired by 2030.
The new trains are expected to have a minimum 60 per cent local content requirement, and be manufactured in Alstom's Ballarat facility.
The project also involves an upgrade to the Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility, allowing the new trains to be efficiently housed and maintained.
|May 2021||Preferred Bidder Selection|
|Sep 2021||Contract Award|
|2022||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion|
|May 2021||The 2021-22 Victorian Budget allocated $986 million to build the new trains at Alstom's Ballarat facility.|
|Sep 2021||The Victorian Government reached contract close with Alstom on the project.|