METRONET Railcar Procurement
Agency: Public Transport Authority
METRONET is a growing public transport network and will soon require more trains to service it. The project will deliver 102 new railcars (17 six-car sets) needed for METRONET projects and 144 railcars (24 six-car sets) to replace the ageing A-series trains, which were the first electric railcars on the Transperth network. With a target of 50 per cent local content work to manufacture these new C-Series railcars this is a great opportunity for local businesses to get involved.
Alstom was recently announced as the preferred proponent to build the 246 C-series railcars at a new service and manufacturing and assembly plant in Bellevue, near Midland.
Under the State Government's 2017 election commitment, 50 per cent of the railcars must be made in WA, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs.