Message from the Managing Director
Welcome to Alstom’s internet portal for Australia and New Zealand. The site is designed to help you find out more information about Alstom’s activities in the region, and act as a gateway back to our central website if you are interested in our product offering.
As one of the world’s leading rail transport suppliers, Alstom offers a complete range of innovative products and services in over 60 countries. We are well known for the record breaking TGV high speed train, the tilting Pendolino trains, our modern Citadis trams, hi-tech Metropolis metro trains and world leading signalling technologies.
In Australia, Alstom has been a long term partner and continues to support the national Transport Sector. Our X’Trapolis trains dominate the Melbourne suburban network alongside our Citadis Trams that also operate in both Melbourne and Adelaide. In Sydney, we will soon be supplying our latest Metropolis rolling stock and CBTC signalling system for the new Sydney Metro and the latest evolution of our Citadis tram, the X05, will bring a new dimension Sydney’s public transport network.
So, whether you are looking for contact details, information about our projects, or looking for career opportunities you should be able to find it here. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Alstom Transport Australia
Your sustainable infrastructure solutions provider
Alstom has been providing sustainable infrastructure solutions in Australia and New Zealand for more than 100 years and currently employs approximately 200 people across 7 sites that include workshops, offices and manufacturing facilities.
Our proud history includes the manufacturing of diesel/electric Locos in Brisbane, Queensland in the 1940’s and 1950’s to when the Business made a significant step acquiring the Ballarat workshop from the Victorian Government in 1999, as a local industrial base for rolling stock build, renovation and components overhaul.
Since 1999, Alstom has been receiving recurrent orders for its X’Trapolis suburban trains from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) (Melbourne). To date, Alstom has supplied more than 500 rails cars that have proven to be the most reliable trains operating on the Melbourne suburban network.
In September 2014, Alstom was awarded a contract to supply 22 x 6 car Metropolis trains and CBTC signaling for the Sydney Metro - North West, highlighted as a priority by the New South Wales Government. This project consists of the construction of a new 23km line in the North West of Sydney, as well as the construction of 9 new railway stations. This will be Australia’s first fully automated rail line.
In February 2015, Alstom, as part of the ALTRAC consortium was awarded the contract for the Sydney CBD and south East Light Rail project. Alstom will be responsible for the integrated light rail system which includes the design, delivery and commissioning of 30 coupled Citadis X05 trams, power supply equipment including APS -ground power supply- over two kilometres, signalling systems, the energy recovery system HESOP, depot equipment and 19 years maintenance.
In July 2015, Alstom was awarded Manufacturer of the year in the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards by the Victorian State Government for its contribution to the Victorian Manufacturing Industry.
- Mark Coxon (Managing Director)
- Bernard Joyce (Commercial Director)
- Paul McIvor (Chief Financial Officer)
- Kirsten Stewart (Country Counsel)
- Alanna Billington (Country HR Director)
- Sheldon Young (Country Communications Director)
- Matthew Brun (EHS & CSR Director)
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ROLLING STOCK Supply
Alstom is a leading supplier of Suburban and Metro trains in Australia, having supplied more than 500 rail cars for Melbourne’s suburban network and will soon supply Australia’s first fully automated rolling stock for Sydney Metro – Northwest project.
- 87 x 6 car X’Trapolis Trains (Melbourne)
- 22 x 6 car Metropolis Trains (Sydney)
Alstom has supplied 47 low floor CITADIS Trams that operate in Melbourne (the world’s largest Tramway network) and Adelaide since 2001, and has recently (December 2014) been awarded the contract to supply 60 Citadis LRV’s for the Sydney CBD and South East light rail project that is due to be operational in 2019.
- 42 Citadis Trams -Melbourne
- 5 Citadis Trams - Adelaide
- 60 Citadis Trams - Sydney
Alstom continues to strengthen its operations in signalling. Following the successful installation of European Train Control Systems (ETCS) equipment into two prototype trains in Sydney in 2011, TfNSW has awarded Alstom variation orders to develop a similar solution for additional parts of its fleet. This system will increase the frequency of trains as well as the safety of the network and positions Alstom well for future ETCS opportunities across the country.
In Melbourne, Alstom has recently completed a major interlocking upgrade project for the Regional Rail Link that was awarded Infrastructure project of the year.
As part of the Sydney light rail project, Alstom is responsible for the maintenance of the rolling stock and infrastructure of the network. Alstom will maintain the existing fleet of CAF trams and the new fleet of Citadis X05 trams for 19 years from July 2015.