The first full six-car C-series train built in Western Australia has completed high voltage testing and will move out of Bellevue in the next month for extensive dynamic testing.
The first of 246 new C-series railcars has rolled off the assembly line and is now undergoing initial testing at the newly completed High Voltage Testing and Commissioning Facility.
Robinson Road level crossing in Bellevue is set to close to make way for the Bellevue Railcar Depot.
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.
Thanks again to everyone who came and visited us at Yagan Square over the school holidays!
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.
More local businesses are joining the ranks of those to benefit from the opportunities created by METRONET projects.
The first stage of the METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Midland campus is complete.
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.
Hofmann Engineering is bringing its bogie frame manufacturing experience to its Perth operations, to help build 246 new METRONET C-Series trains.
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.
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.
Calling local WA companies interested in seeing their parts in the future C-Series railcars.
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.
Construction of the Bellevue railcar facility, where the first locally made railcars in almost three decades will be assembled and maintained, is now underway.
Eight West Australian businesses have been awarded funding under the METRONET Railcar Procurement round of the Local Capability Fund.