Alstom signs its largest train contract in Western Australia

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) awarded Alstom a EUR 800 million contract to manufacture and maintain the next generation of C-series trains for Perth’s growing rail network.

Alstom will be responsible for the design, supply, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of 41 six-car EMUs and 2 three-car DMUs. The EMUs will be maintained for 20 years and for the DMUs, Alstom will provide maintenance support services.

The contract also includes options for additional 30 EMUs and a further two options of 5 + 5 years of maintenance.

The trains will be manufactured in PTA’s Bellevue assembly facility and delivered over a 7-year period commencing in 2022. The contract includes options for an additional 30 EMU trains and a further two options of 5 + 5 years of maintenance.

The C-series will be maintained at PTA’s Nowergup depot and will utilise Alstom’s HealthHub™ predictive maintenance tools that will optimise the performance and reliability of the trains throughout their lifecycle.

The new trains will be based on X’Trapolis platform. The C-series trains provide higher levels of passenger capacity and comfort, delivered with advanced, service proven solutions for performance and reliability with an uncompromised level of safety. The trains will be more energy efficient and designed to accommodate future upgrades throughout their operational life. They have a capacity of approximately 1200 passengers and include three double passenger doors per car for enhanced passenger flows.

The contract includes a 50% local content. The project will see the transfer of the latest railway technologies and manufacturing processes to Western Australia, establishing the most technologically advanced train manufacturing and maintenance sites in Australia. Alstom will provide fast-tracked training and skills development programmes through dedicated partnerships with local TAFE and training organisations, creating a new generation of skilled railway manufacturing professionals.

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