Two years ago we brought back local railcar manufacturing to Western Australia through the METRONET WA Railcar Program and now the first fully completed, locally manufactured C-series train is ready for testing on the network.
The METRONET WA Railcar Program family has grown with three new apprentices joining the team following completion of the ALSTOM Aboriginal 10-week pre-employment program earlier this year.
The first six-car C-series train has begun initial testing along the Joondalup Line as part of the METRONET WA Railcar Program.
Travelling on one of the new METRONET C-series railcars when they’re zipping across Perth’s rail network in the near future will be pretty cool, but being able to say you were involved in building them is even cooler.
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.