Next generation railcars for Transperth
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:30 am
Early steps in preparation for the next generation of trains in Perth to be know as "C-series". A minimum of 50 six-car trains over a 10 year period which equates to 300 railcars. Currently there are 48 two-car A-series trains (96 railcars) and by the end of the delivery of the final B-series trains there will be 68 three-car trains (204 railcars). If the delivery commences around 2017/18 (after the completed delivery of final B-series), by the second half of the next decade, the railcar fleet will have doubled in size to 600 railcars.
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Thursday, 21 August 2014
Request for Information (RFI) goes to market to scope suppliers for next generation of urban railcars
RFI will determine market’s capacity to supply next generation of railcars, to be known as the C-series
Existing $244million project to deliver 22 three-car trains is well advanced with four three-car sets already on Transperth network
The State Government is about to take the first formal steps to acquiring a new generation of trains.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder today announced the Public Transport Authority (PTA) would go to market with a Request for Information (RFI) about the new trains, which will double the size of the Transperth fleet. He said the RFI process was designed to gauge the level of interest from potential suppliers.
“This Government is taking the prudent and responsible step of going to the market to assess who could design, build, deliver and maintain the railcars,” Mr Nalder said.
“The RFI outlines the requirements for the next generation of trains for the Transperth network, to be known as the C-series. It outlines the scope of the project to deliver a minimum of 50 six-car trains over a 10-year period.
“Clearly this will be a huge contract, particularly because it will involve a long-term maintenance arrangement. The purpose of this RFI is to get an early indication of how many companies would be able to deliver such a large order of high-quality railcars.
“We are also keen to learn about recent advances in railcar design and technology that will ultimately make our future railcar fleet more efficient.”
The Minister said anticipated patronage growth on the Transperth network, coupled with the expansion of the network with exciting new projects such as the Forrestfield-Airport Link, were the driving force behind the RFI.
“This is very early days in this project. Once the PTA has received submissions, it will complete an evaluation for the Government to consider,” he said.
RFI will gauge market interest to supply 50 six-car trains over a 10-year period
Builds on $244million investment in 22 three-car B-series railcars
Government will invest $1.9billion over the next four years in public transport infrastructure including the Forrestfield-Airport Link, Aubin Grove Station, Butler rail extension, Perth Busport and Edgewater multi-storey car park
Minister’s office - 6552 6400