• (AUS) Ballarat plant bags $1b contract for 25 new Melbourne trains

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  by Pakenhamtrain
 
From The Age:
Twenty-five new Ballarat-built trains will be running on Melbourne’s suburban network within five years under a deal with French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom worth $986 million.

Two days before the state budget, acting Premier James Merlino and Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll unveiled plans on Tuesday to start building the X’Trapolis 2.0 trains at Alstom’s Ballarat factory next year and have them running on the network by 2026
https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57svs.html

Along with this order Cragieburn Train Maintenance Facility will be modified to accommodate the new fleet.
Each train will be a fixed 6 car unit.

The article does show the older render.
https://transport.vic.gov.au/our-transp ... ram-orders
The new render shows the nose all squashed in.

I would expect more orders in the future. Theres 89.5 6 car Comeng trains to replace. The HCMT is only getting rid of so many.