Western Australia and Alstom Sign Contract for 43 Trains

Alstom and the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia have signed a contract for 43 METRONET trains (246 cars). As part of the contract Alstom will also build a manufacturing and assembly plant in Bellevue. Delivering on an election commitment, at least 50 percent of the railcars will be built in Western Australia.

This contract is the biggest railcar order in the history of the Australian state. It is valued at 1.253 billion AUD (800 million euros), which is under the original budget of 1.6 billion AUD originally earmarked for this order.

Alstom Rolling Stock Contract with Western Australia

144 of the new railcars will replace the ageing A-Series, while a further 6 railcars will replace the existing Australind service. In total Alstom will design, supply, manufacture, test and commission 41 six-car electric trains and 2 three-car diesel trains. The contract also includes an option for a further 30 EMUs as well as two further options for five years of maintenance each.

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