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December 11, 2019

Western Australia awards €800m contract to Alstom for C-series trains

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has awarded an €800m contract to Alstom for the supply and maintenance of next generation C-series trains.

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has awarded an €800m contract to Alstom for the supply and maintenance of next-generation C-series trains.

Alstom will design, supply, manufacture, test and commission 41 six-car electric trains (EMUs) and two three-car diesel trains (DMUs).

It will provide maintenance for the EMUs for 20 years and maintenance support services for the DMUs. The company will deliver 50% of the trains locally.

Alstom will build the trains at PTA’s Bellevue assembly facility. It will deliver the trains over a seven-year period, beginning in 2022.

The contract also includes a provision to deliver another 30 EMUs with two options for five and five years of maintenance.

The C-series trains are said to consume less energy and can support future upgrades with a capacity of 1200 passengers. The trains will feature three double passenger doors per railcar.

Alstom Asia Pacific senior vice-president Ling Fang said: “The METRONET project provides a unique opportunity for Western Australia to manage Perth’s projected future growth while re-establishing its railway manufacturing industry, creating jobs, investing in infrastructure and supporting local manufacturing and supply chains.”

The company recently won a €55m contract from Angers Loire Metropole. This contract covers the supply of an additional 20 Citadis trams.

Last month, Alstom India, along with MMRC, revealed the life-sized mock-up of the trainset. Alstom recently began manufacturing it at the SriCity factory in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The value of its contract to supply these trainsets to line 3 (Aqua Line) is around €452m.

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