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The six-year project saw the installation of more than 27,000 seats and 240km of cable.
The latest locomotives ordered will be fitted with ETCS technology to allow them to be used on the North Island rail network and in the Auckland area.
The national operator will take actions such as ensuring emergency food and water is stocked at all station to supply after a two hour delay.
The state government is hoping to receive matched funding of A$2.75bn for the project from the national government.
The three grants mark the second round of funding for the RVRP, which also gave more than $700m to six projects in May 2023.
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The commuter rail network will retire some of its oldest and most polluting trains when it receives the new trainsets from 2027.
The railroad will put the majority of its investments towards its upgrading infrastructure.
The investment group has described CEO Alan Shaw as “unfit” for the role and proposed eight people for membership of the board.
The rail company’s five-month renovation concept will be carried out for the first time in July but projected costs have increased 160%.
The two organisations will work on a variety of projects together including research into digital transformation and decarbonisation.