The train that broke the internet! - METRONET


The train that broke the internet!

  • 9 April 2024


On Sunday, 7 April METRONET and the people of Perth celebrated the first C-series train to hit the tracks. 

Over 10,000 Perth residents entered to win a seat on the first train and over 150 lucky people won a ticket to be part of WA rail history!

The enthusiastic winners boarded the train at Stadium Station for a 50 minute return journey alongside transport officials, train enthusiasts, train drivers and many of the hard working crew who helped build the new train. 

The C-series will operate on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines from Monday, 8 April maximising capacity along the two busiest lines. 

Here are a few fun facts about the new trains:

  • Each C-series train has six railcars, 400 seats and can carry more than 1,000 passengers
  • Each train will cater for up to 103,000 daily boardings
  • The C-series will be the first passenger train on Perth’s rail network with USB ports
  • Each C-series railcar has two more doors than the B-series (and each entry door is 40cm wider) so passengers can embark and disembark faster
  • Each railcar has three information screens compared to two on the B-series
  • 41 new C-series trains (246 railcars) will be manufactured locally in Bellevue. 

Built in WA using 50 per cent local content, the delivery of the first C-series train will see the ramp-up of railcar production in WA. Key components of the railcars sourced from industrial areas across Perth include bogie frames, pantographs, passenger seats, pneumatic piping and connectors, air conditioning units, cable trays and assorted metallic components.

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