As part of the railcar project, a new assembly and commissioning facility is being built at Bellevue.
This is where the 246 new C-series railcars will be built, tested and maintained for decades to come. The facilities will include a 180m-long building with a railcar assembly area, offices, workshops and storage areas, two overhead cranes able to lift 25 tonne each, and a heavy maintenance railroad with a crane capable of lifting 10 tonne and expected to be complete later this year.
Located in an industrial area with easy access to the passenger network, the Bellevue site is an ideal place to assemble and commission the new railcars. Situated at the end of the Midland Line, Bellevue has also been previously identified for a future depot to support rail operations across the PTA network.
Bellevue is the preferred site for a proposed assembly and commissioning facility for the new railcars.
Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility concept design - view from the corner of Robinson and Elgee roads.
Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility concept design - view from Roe Highway.