Rolling Stock

High Capacity Metro Trains

The brand new HCMTs will be longer than existing trains — with more space to reduce overcrowding in every journey — and the innovative design will use the latest technology, making them safer, more reliable and more comfortable for passengers.

All 65 of the new trains will be built in Victoria, for Victoria, with 60 per cent local content – far surpassing the Labor Government’s 50 per cent local content requirement – set to create 1,100 highly-skilled jobs and further cement Victoria as a global hub of rolling stock manufacturing.

Major Australian train orders since 2010

While other states build trains overseas, and the previous Liberal Government tried to, the Andrews Labor Government is building our 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains in Melbourne, for Melbourne, creating 1,100 new jobs with 60 per cent local content.

Victorian Labor Government

2 May, 2017
Announcement Date : May 2 , 2017

39 VLocity carriages

10 E-Class trams

Built in: Victoria

 

Victorian Labor Government

12 September, 2016
Announcement Date : Sep 12 , 2016

Rail cars: 455

Built in: Victoria

Local content: 60%

New South Wales Liberal Government

18 August, 2016
Announcement Date : Aug 18 , 2016

Rail cars: 132

Built in: South Korea

Local content: 15%

Victorian previous Liberal Government

8 November, 2014
Announcement Date : Nov 8 , 2014

Rail cars: 175 initial order

Built in: South Korea

Local content: 30%

Note: Did not meet incoming Labor Government’s local content requirement and was not pursued.

New South Wales Liberal Government

17 September, 2014
Announcement Date : Sep 17 , 2014

Rail cars: 500

Built in: India

Local content: 10%

Queensland Liberal Government

10 November, 2013
Announcement Date : Nov 10 , 2013

Rail cars: 450

Built in: India

Local content: 20%

Current Victorian Rolling Stock

X’Trapolis Metro Trainsxtrapolis_circle

Built by: Alstom

Built in: Poland (initial orders), Victoria (later orders)

Local content: 4% (initial orders), 43% (current order)

Orders since November 2014: 114 carriages, $301 million

Current order delivery: 2018


VLocity Regional Trains (Diesel) vlocity_circle

Built by: Bombardier

Built in: Victoria

Local content: 65%

Orders since November 2014: 87 carriages, $848 million

Current order delivery: End 2019


E-Class Tramseclass_circle

Built by: Bombardier

Built in: Victoria

Local content: 50%

Orders since November 2014: 30 trams, $492 million

Current order delivery: 2019 + contract extension options