New South Wales issues intercity train ITT

The transport body for New South Wales has published the invitation to tender (ITT) for a fleet of new intercity trains.

Transport for NSW has invited its shortlisted manufacturers to bid for the contract to construct and maintain around 520 train cars.

The shortlist includes:

  • Alstom Transport Australia Pty Limited
  • Downer-CRC Consortium, comprising Downer EDI Rail Pty Limited and Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd
  • Stadler Bussnang AG
  • UGL/MEA/HRC Consortium comprising UGL Rail Services Pty Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty Ltd and Hyundai Rotem Corporation.

The tender includes a request for two sizes of carriage to support different requirements on the network.

Transport for NSW hopes to award the contract by mid-2016 and introduce the new fleet into service from 2019.


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