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Alstom to provide additional trainsets for Melbourne rail

Posted on May 4, 2016

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Alstom will supply five additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. The six-car X’Trapolis trainsets will further enhance the network’s capacity, while also increasing the reliability of the entire system.

These additional trainsets follow the order for five trains placed by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in June 2015 that are currently in production at Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat, Victoria. This first batch will be delivered September 2016.

The new trains will be produced in Ballarat, bringing the total number of rail cars produced by Alstom at Ballarat to 552 since 2002. The X’Trapolis trains have proven to be the most reliable trains on the Melbourne network.

“We are pleased to be entrusted a new order from PTV which illustrates its trust in Alstom’s mobility solutions. This will not only secure the manufacturing pipeline in Victoria well into 2017, but also provide additional transport capacity to the residents of Melbourne’s area and allow them to commute on-board reliable, comfortable and environmental-friendly mode of transport” said Mark Coxon, Managing Director of Alstom in Australia and New Zealand.

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