Alstom has been awarded a contract by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to supply 175 bogie frames for part of the fleet of Comeng trains, operating on the Melbourne suburban rail network.
The new frames will replace the ones of the existing bogies originally manufactured by Commonwealth Engineering between 1981 and 1988. Engineering of the new frames will take place in Q1 2014 with production due to commence in Q4 2014 to achieve the critical milestone of first delivery in Q1 2015. The last frames are expected to be delivered in early 2016.
“The contract emphasizes Alstom’s expertise: mastery of the entire railway portfolio, from new equipment to the servicing and maintenance of existing fleets,” said Bernard Joyce, Managing Director for Alstom Transport in Australia. “These contracts also demonstrate our customers’ continued confidence and trust in Alstom technologies and solutions thanks to our strong global and local footprint, combined with our enhanced R&D and engineering capabilities”.
82 X’Trapolis suburban trains have been ordered from Alstom by Public Transport Victoria since 2002.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including rolling stock, signalling, the maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of 6.5 billion dollars in the fiscal year 2012-2013. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs near 26,700 people.
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