First C-series train on track as testing begins along network
- Live testing has commenced on the first WA made six-car C-series train
- Testing will initially occur between Butler and Clarkson stations
- The first of the 246 new C-series railcars are expected to be operational in late-2023
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has jumped on board the first new C-series train, as it took its maiden test run on Perth's passenger train network.
The train is the first to have been built and manufactured locally in Western Australia in more than 30 years.
Testing will take place on the Joondalup and Mandurah Lines between midnight and 4am, ensuring there is no disruption to regular train services.
Braking systems, load testing, passenger comfort and infrastructure integration will be put to the test to ensure travel can occur safely, reliably, and smoothly when the train enters service late next year.
The train was relocated from the Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility earlier this year and has been undergoing testing at the State Government's Nowergup Depot in preparation for on-track testing.
A second C-series train is currently undergoing testing at Bellevue and will shortly move to Nowergup to begin its track testing.
The first C-series train is expected to begin passenger operations in late-2023.
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