More news: Transportation
Agency / Source: ALSTOM Group

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Alstom to Provide Smarter and More Efficient X’trapolis Trains for Melbourne - Today Alstom signed a €300m contract with Victoria’s Department of Transport to locally supply 25 six-car X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network - Transport.Vic.gov.au / Alstom.com
Alstom to Provide Smarter and More Efficient X’trapolis Trains for Melbourne

 

PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2021/09/20 - Today Alstom signed a €300m contract with Victoria’s Department of Transport to locally supply 25 six-car X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network - Transport.Vic.gov.au / Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Transportation Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Contract for 25 new generation X’trapolis suburban trains valued at €300m;
• Designed and built in Victoria, Australia, the project includes at least 60% local content.

Following the budget announcement by the Victorian State government on 18th May, today Alstom signed a €300m contract with Victoria’s Department of Transport (transport.vic.gov.au0 to locally supply 25 six-car X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.

The contract follows an extensive two-year interactive design process with the DoT to design and engineer a rolling stock solution specifically compatible with Melbourne’s unique existing rail infrastructure. This new generation X’trapolis will deliver a much-needed network capacity increase without the need for major, costly infrastructure and power supply upgrades. The new trains, in line with Alstom’s strategy to deliver greener and more sustainable mobility, will be more accessible, reliable and energy efficient.

Built in Victoria, the commitment to deliver the trains with at least 60% local content will provide a vital boost to the state’s advanced rolling stock manufacturing industry, securing the future of Alstom’s Ballarat manufacturing facility, and pave the way for new, long-term employment opportunities in the rail industry, including multiple trainee and apprenticeship positions.

Alstom’s Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Mark Coxon said: “Alstom is delighted to continue its long-term partnership with the Victorian Government and the local supply chain that will ensure we continue to build trains for Victoria, in Victoria. Following the successful delivery of Melbourne’s most reliable trains from our facility in Ballarat over the past 20 years, we look forward to working with the State and all of our local partners to deliver the next generation of X’trapolis trains, creating a new icon for railway passengers across Melbourne and the State of Victoria.”

“Alstom is delighted to continue its long-term partnership with the Victorian Government and the local supply chain that will ensure we continue to build trains for Victoria, in Victoria.”
Mark Coxon - Alstom’s Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

The new generation of X’trapolis trains capitalises on key elements of the existing X’trapolis trains, which enabled it to become the most reliable fleet on the Melbourne network. The proposed new design enhances the existing elements with the latest service-proven technologies. The new train’s capacity will exceed 1,240 passengers and will be built to the latest International and Australian Standards, with an increased focus on accessibility and efficiency.

Delivery of the new trains will support the gradual retirement of the Comeng fleet the longest-running trains on the network with the new trains set to run through some of Melbourne’s fastest-growing suburbs along the Craigieburn, Upfield and Frankston lines. The trains will add to Alstom’s already significant rolling stock fleets in Victoria which includes 141 Flexity and Citadis trams or light rail vehicles, 106 X’trapolis suburban trains and 88 Vlocity regional trains.

An interior mock-up for stakeholder consultation is planned for next year, with manufacturing due to commence by the end of 2022.

Alstom has been providing sustainable infrastructure solutions in Australia for more than 100 years and is Australia’s only end-to-end manufacturer of trains and trams. Currently, Alstom employs approximately 1,650 people across more than 20 sites, this includes engineering centres, manufacturing facilities, project delivery offices and maintenance depots & workshops. Alstom is committed to supporting the Australian and New Zealand railway markets through the application of the latest innovative and proven technologies, that are designed to provide an optimal life cycle cost for our customers while delivering a seamless and superior passenger experience.

Alstom™, X’trapolis™, Flexity™, Citadis™ and VLocity™ are protected trademarks of the Alstom Group.

About Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom (alstom.com) develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the enlarged Group’s combined proforma revenue amounts to €14 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs more than 70,000 people.

Press contacts
Coralie Collet
T: +33(0)1 57 06 18 81 - E: coralie.collet[.]alstomgroup.com.

Samuel Miller
T: +33(0)1 57 06 67 74 - E: samuel.miller[.]alstomgroup.com.

Investor relations
Julie Morel
T: +33(0)6 67 61 88 58 - E: julie.morel[.]alstomgroup.com.

Claire Lepelletier
T: +33(0)6 76 64 33 06 - E: claire.lepelletier[.]alstomgroup.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Transportation Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Agency / Source: ALSTOM Group

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Transportation articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Alstom to Provide Smarter and More Efficient X’trapolis Trains for Melbourne

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
 
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
X’trapolis Trains | Alstom
Contact: Sheldon Young - AlstomGroup.com 
+61(4) 19 2 2624 sheldon.young[.]alstomgroup.com
 
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any ALSTOM Group securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Transportation via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Press Releases From ALSTOM Group / Company Profile


Read Transportation Most Recent Related Press Releases:

Thales Awarded A New Maintenance Contract by Keolis-MHI for the Dubai Metro
Thales’s State-of-the-Art Automatic Fare Collection Gates Have Been Selected by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA)
Alstom Wins the Contract for the 100% Automatic Metro System for Line 18 of the Île-de-France Network
Alstom Launches An Innovation Hub for Mobility in Västerås, Sweden
Thales, Invision AI and Metrolinx Successfully Advance Autonomous Rail
Alstom and Plastic Omnium Partner to Design Onboard Hydrogen Storage Solutions for Railway
Alstom to Deliver A Digital Future for Sydney Trains
Free2Move Lauded by Frost & Sullivan as OEM New Mobility Marketplace Company of the Year
Alstom to Provide An Additional 64 Commuter Trains to Hamburg
Alstom Presents its Battery-powered Multiple Unit Train in Saxony

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
 
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
.



PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  RightITnow, Inc.

Visit  Mokuyobi







 
  ©2021 PRZOOM - Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today