Midland was once Perth’s home for the railway industry, and with Midland TAFE is set to become a specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre in 2020 that long history returns.
An industry briefing on the METRONET Railcar Program was attended by more than 200 local business representatives.
A tender to design a future railcar depot, incorporating assembly and commissioning facilities for the new railcars, in Perth’s eastern suburb of Bellevue has been released.
Today two METRONET milestones for the Railcar Program were announced.
Stage one of a new project to deliver 246 new railcars for the Perth network has begun with a pre-qualification tender to build the new trains to be released in coming days.
Around 150 local businesses met with national and international railcar manufacturers to better understand the opportunities for future work.