Alstom, Bombardier and CAF are among several international rolling stock manufacturers to submit expressions of interest for New South Wales’ USD 2.8B intercity train project.
The NSW Government is looking for manufacturers to build and maintain a fleet of new trains to operate long-distance services between the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle.
NSW hopes to roll the new trains out gradually between 2019 and 2024.
Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Downer EDI Rail Pty Ltd and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles, Hyundai Rotem, Stadler and UGL Rail Services, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and CSR Corporation have all registered their interest.
The next-generation fleet, which will be made up of around 520 new cars, will allow NSW TrainLink to retire its V-set trains and transfer its Oscar trainsets to the Sydney Trains suburban and commuter network.