More X’Trapolis Trains Joins Rail Network

More X’Trapolis Trains Joins Rail Network

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

Third New Train For The Bayside Line Hits The Tracks

Victor P Taffa

Second of more than 100 new trains ordered by Andrews Government has hit the tracks and is running on the Frankston, Werribee and Williamstown lines.

“These new trains will make the daily commute more comfortable for thousands of passengers around the bay.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.

“There are now three X’Trapolis trains on the Frankston, Werribee and Williamstown lines, and more to come as the new ones we have ordered roll off the production line and into service.”

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced the introduction of the second new train today, which will make the daily commute more comfortable for thousands of passengers.

“These trains are built in Victoria, for Victoria creating work for thousands of people, and getting thousands more home safer and sooner at night to their loved ones. We’re putting people first.” Ms. Allan said.

This new train is in addition to the X’Trapolis train that has operated on the bayside lines for a number of years, and a third from the existing fleet that was also deployed on those lines today.

Three X’Trapolis trains, the biggest, safest and most modern on the metropolitan network will operate 41 weekday services, 18 Saturday services and 16 Sunday services between Frankston, Werribee and Williamstown.

VIC MInister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

VIC MInister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrews Government has ordered 19 X’Trapolis trains from Alstom in Ballarat, supporting local jobs and creating space for more than 17,000 passengers once they are all delivered.

They are part of the Government’s unprecedented investment in new metropolitan and regional rolling stock, which also includes 48 new regional carriages, and 65 new High-Capacity Trains that will soon begin production.

State Government rolling stock strategy for Trains, Trams and Jobs 2015-2025 sets out a 10 year order-book for hundreds more trains for Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as new high-capacity E-Class trams.