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.