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Bidders Shortlisted for NSW Regional Train Fleet Replacement

The replacement of the entire regional rail fleet in New South Wales (NSW) has hit another milestone, with three shortlisted applicants chosen to put their best plans forward.

The three successful applicants to deliver the new fleet and maintenance facility are:

  • Regional Futures, led by Downer
  • Bombardier Consortium
  • Momentum Trains, led by CAF
NSW Regional Train Fleet
NSW “XPLORER” Train © Hugh Llewelyn (license)

NSW Regional Train Fleet Replacement

Transport for NSW aims to award a contract for the new fleet in 2019 with the first trains anticipated to be on the tracks in the early 2020s.

The new trains will be operated by NSW TrainLink, the NSW Government owned regional rail and coach service provider.

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Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the replacement of the regional fleet would deliver huge benefits for public transport customers across the state.

“We are looking for high-quality, innovative and value for money proposals from the three applicants. They will be asked to provide details of how they will deliver trains that provide improved comfort, safety and reliability for regional customers”

“This program gives us the opportunity to incorporate modern benefits for those travelling long distances as we replace trains which are up to 35 years old.”

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the program would replace the ageing XPT, Endeavour and XPLORER trains, and the NSW Government identified Dubbo as the preferred location to build a maintenance facility.

“I am glad to see this project progressing well, and it means we are getting closer to rural and regional NSW getting a much deserved improvement to transport”.

“This project has the capacity to bring long term, sustainable jobs – including traineeships and apprenticeships to the Orana region. We want to make sure that services that deliver for country areas are supported by local jobs.”

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant applauded the speed at which the fleet renewal program is progressing.

“This Government is getting on with the job of putting new trains on our tracks, because people in Dubbo, and right across country NSW deserve a comfortable and reliable XPT service”

Original article © Transport for NSW.

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