METRONET is the State Government's long-term plan to connect our suburbs, reduce road congestion and meet Perth's future planning needs. It is Perth’s most ambitious program of rail projects and Stage One will deliver approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations.
To meet network demand and cater for the anticipated increase in passenger numbers completed, 102 new railcars (17 six-car trains) will be purchased to bolster the existing Transperth fleet.
Alstom was awarded the State Government contract in December 2019, 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.
Visit the METRONET website.
December 2018 Industry Briefing Presenters Slides
METRONET Railcar Procurement - Industry Engagement Briefing 2017
In October 2017, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), in collaboration with the Public Transport Authority (PTA), hosted an industry briefing for the METRONET Railcar Procurement project.
This session provided an opportunity for prospective railcar manufacturers and local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to meet and gain a better understanding of railcar requirements and the opportunities for future work.
The briefing enabled Government and potential manufacturers to understand the skills, products and services that currently exist within WA. It also helped to open dialogue by providing valuable networking opportunities for local SMEs looking to be involved in future supply chains, fleet maintenance and repair of the new electric railcars.
Industry Briefing Presenters Slides
Michael Larder, Head of Procurement
Derek Jackson, Sales and Business Development Manager
Li Yunguang, Senior Project Manager
Chris Fairley, Accounts Director
EDI Rail - Bombardier Transportation
Carl Delaney, General Manager
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Andrew Griggs, Senior Project Officer
Public Transport Authority – METRONET
Garry Taylor, Rollingstock Project Director
Owen Thomas, Executive Director – Infrastructure Planning & Land Services
Rail Manufacturing CRC
Dr Stuart Thomson, CEO and Managing Director