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First C-Series train in passenger service

posted on 8th Apr 2024 10:13

On 8 April 2024 Alstom has successfully delivered the first C-Series train as part of the Western Australian Government’s METRONET Railcar Program for passenger service. The start of the first train in passenger service is a seminal moment for Western Australia which marked the return of train manufacturing in the State in 2019 with the award to Alstom of a 800 million EUR contract for the design, supply, manufacturing and testing of 41 six-car EMUs and two three-car DMUs.

The C-Series train, manufactured by Alstom at METRONET’s Bellevue manufacturing site in Perth, has seen the transfer of the latest railway technologies and manufacturing processes to create one of the most technologically advanced train manufacturing sites in Australia. Alstom employs over 165 workers at the Bellevue site and achieve 50 % local content on the C-series train. The X’trapolis trains for Perth’s growing network are part of Alstom’s new Adessia commuter portfolio.

Prior to entering passenger service, the first 130 km/h EMU has undergone vigorous testing and validation by Alstom on the Perth rail network. The C-series train is based on Alstom’s X’trapolis commuter train platform, featuring enhanced energy efficient technologies. It is designed to accommodate future upgrades through the operational life. Each train can carry 1,200 passengers and includes three doubleleaf entrance doors per side of each car. The train with a 35-year service life will be maintained by Alstom. 


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