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Robinson Road level crossing to close

Robinson Road level crossing to close

Robinson Road level crossing in Bellevue is set to close to make way for the Bellevue Railcar Depot.

Railcar manufacturing returns to Western Australia

Railcar manufacturing returns to Western Australia

In 1994, Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around was the number one single in Australia, the West Coast Eagles won their second AFL Premiership, and Paul Keating was Australia’s Prime Minister.

Did you C Perth’s new trains?

Did you C Perth’s new trains?

Thanks again to everyone who came and visited us at Yagan Square over the school holidays!

All Aboard the C-series

All Aboard the C-series

Want to be among the first to see the new C-series? Get down to Yagan Square these April school holidays to get up close with the new METRONET railcar.

Local businesses take a seat in supplying for the new rail and railcars

Local businesses take a seat in supplying for the new rail and railcars

More local businesses are joining the ranks of those to benefit from the opportunities created by METRONET projects.

Another big year comes to an end

Another big year comes to an end

In what was a challenging year on many fronts, it was full steam ahead on METRONET projects.

Bright future ahead at METRONET Trade Training Centre

Bright future ahead at METRONET Trade Training Centre

The first stage of the METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Midland campus is complete.

Blast from the past for new workshops

Blast from the past for new workshops

Once the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility is complete, railcar manufacturing will be back in WA for the first time since the Midland Workshops closed in 1994.

METRONET Building For Tomorrow

METRONET Building For Tomorrow

Building For Tomorrow – an information campaign and supporting website – kicked off this week to give travellers information and updates on the major road, rail, cycling and marina projects in planning, underway or fast-tracked across WA.

Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs

Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs

Hofmann Engineering is bringing its bogie frame manufacturing experience to its Perth operations, to help build 246 new METRONET C-Series trains.

Diesel facility joins the Railcar Program

Diesel facility joins the Railcar Program

The Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility will also include a $40.1 million facility to build a new diesel railcar maintenance for the new Australind railcars.

Bassendean company awarded bogie contract

Bassendean company awarded bogie contract

The new METRONET C-Series trains will have a distinctly local flavour with Bassendean company Hofmann Engineering being appointed by Alstom to manufacture the bogie frames for the trains.
 

Railcar procurement schedule released by supplier

Railcar procurement schedule released by supplier

Calling local WA companies interested in seeing their parts in the future C-Series railcars.

Local Focus

Local Focus

A local Bassendean company fabricating cranes that will be used in the Bellevue Manufacturing Railcar facility hosted Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti for a tour of its premises. 

Firm start for Bellevue railcar facility

Firm start for Bellevue railcar facility

Construction of the Bellevue railcar facility, where the first locally made railcars in almost three decades will be assembled and maintained, is now underway.

Local businesses awarded funding under METRONET round of Local Capability Fund

Local businesses awarded funding under METRONET round of Local Capability Fund

Eight West Australian businesses have been awarded funding under the METRONET Railcar Procurement round of the Local Capability Fund.

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