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Melbourne suburban train order secures factory’s future

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Australia’s Victorian government has placed an order for 30 new X’trapolis carriages, retaining jobs at Alstom’s factory in Ballarat.

The Labour Government said its plan to procure the new six-car trains would continue the production line at Ballarat and secure manufacturing jobs at the site.

Premier Daniel Andrews said: “This investment is good for workers, good for Ballarat and good for every single person who uses Melbourne’s train network.”

This order is part of a new long-term rolling stock strategy which the government plans to unveil in its May budget.

The first of the new units will be delivered by the end of 2016.

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