The McGowan Government has announced a major step forward in bringing railcar manufacturing back to Western Australia, with Alstom announced as the preferred proponent to deliver 246 C-series trains and six new Australind rail cars.
The McGowan Labor Government will build new METRONET railcars locally, helping stimulate the local economy and creating hundreds of new, quality jobs.
- Business case for METRONET Automatic Train Control project submitted to Infrastructure Australia
- Long-term investment to allow more trains to run more often
- Meets Infrastructure Australia recommendation to invest in existing infrastructure
- Key part of delivering METRONET and meeting Perth's future growth needs
- Demolition of old buildings begins to make way for Kelmscott METRONET precinct
- Expressions of interest sought for major METRONET project in Kelmscott
- $69 million level crossing removal at Denny Avenue will improve safety and amenity
- Construction expected to start later this year, creating new jobs
- Rectification options identified for damaged Dundas Road and cross passage
- Project timeline revised, first trains on the line expected in second half of 2021
- Half of tunnelling completed and progress continues at all construction sites