Alstom signed a contract worth approximately $105 million with Melbourne’s Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for the suburban rail network.
The contract will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002. The new trains will begin production at Ballarat’s facility in late 2017 with delivery of the 101st train expected in late 2018.
Alstom X’Trapolis trains have proven to be the most reliable trains on the Melbourne network and will further enhance the network’s capacity while also increasing the reliability of the entire system. Composed of six cars, the train has been designed to optimize the capacity (1,430 passengers) while maximizing passenger experience, comfort, or safety.
X’Trapolis is the brand name for suburban train among Alstom’s trains portfolio. In over 10 years, more than 4,600 X’Trapolis cars have been adopted by countries like: Australia, Chile, Spain, South Africa, and France.