The new fleet will include about 65 trains, totalling 520 carriages, and be configured specifically for intercity customers. There will be 65 trains and 520 carriages in all, with the first due to be delivered by 2019 and the rest being delivered through to 2024.
The new fleet will deliver unprecedented levels of comfort, convenience and reliability for our intercity customers and consultation will be a key part of the design phase to make sure we understand what's important to our customers.
As part of their tender, we will ask the four consortia to consider different options for seating configurations, bike storage, luggage racks and the possibility of Wi Fi and a premium carriage for customers.
I am confident the scale of this project combined with the level of participation in market sounding, industry briefings and the Expression of Interest process will translate into strong tender responses from these high quality firms
Transport Minister Andrew Constance
Those shortlisted to tender are:
- Alstom Transport Australia
- Downer-CNRCRC Consortium, comprising Downer EDI Rail and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles
- Stadler Bussnang
- UGL/MEA/CSR Consortium, comprising UGL Rail Services, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and CSR Corporation
Constance praised all four tender candidates, saying each brings “significant experience working on similar scale projects, either here in Australia or elsewhere in the world. Ensuring a strong, competitive field is critical for any public tender process to deliver value for money to the NSW taxpayer."
The contract is expected to be awarded in 2016.
Rail manufacturing unions in Australia have been urging the government to make sure that at least some part of the building process occurs in NSW to provide jobs to local workers.
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