Railcar Builders Invited to July Meeting About WA Metronet Opportunity

Posted: 04/07/17 19:29

Perth metronet expansion additional rolling stock

The Government of Western Australia is embarking on a new program of urban rail network expansion. Additional rolling stock is required for this expansion. Railcar Builders are invited to engage with the PTA by addressing specific questions formally and at an interactive meeting in Perth WA.

It is intended that this new rolling stock is as far as is practicable manufactured in Western Australia and maximises the use of the Local WA supply chain. This 15 year strategy will include:

  • New EMU passenger railcars for the METRONET expansion
  • Renewal of the passenger railcars on the existing train lines
  • Replacement DMU passenger railcars for the Australind train
  • Maintenance of the fleet

The purpose of this engagement is to identify opportunities and improve outcomes for the state of Western Australia.

It is not intended that this industry engagement process will incorporate a railcar supplier selection assessment. A formal procurement process in accordance with WA Government Procurement policy will follow.

It is not intended that this industry engagement process will incorporate a railcar supplier selection assessment. A formal procurement process in accordance with WA Government Procurement policy will follow.

To arrange a meeting with the PTA and obtain a copy of the Questionnaire will you kindly contact Paula Casserly +61 8 9326 2920 or email Paula.Casserly@pta.wa.gov.au. Meeting times are to be prearranged between Monday July 31, 2017 and Friday August 4th, 2017.

Background:

METRONET is as much a land use plan as a transport plan, and each project will be designed to marry the best transport outcomes with optimised land use outcomes.

For the first time in Western Australia, there will be a mechanism to capture the increased value of land due to new infrastructure, such as a new train station, to help pay for specific projects.

Experienced public servant Anthony Kannis is to be formally appointed as the team's project director next week to immediately begin work.

Mr Kannis is a former senior Treasury official and was a key member of a project steering committee that helped deliver the Mandurah Line and the new underground rail connection in the central business district.

Mr Kannis was also a board member of Infrastructure Australia for six years from 2008.

The first stage of METRONET includes:

  • Completion of the Forrestfield-Airport Line (Expected completion end of 2020);    
  • Building the Yanchep extension (Expected completion 2021);
  • Building the Thornlie to Cockburn line (Expected completion 2021);
  • Planning and construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line (Expected completion 2022);
  • Building the Byford extension (Expected completion 2023);
  • Starting a program of removing level crossings on the Armadale, Fremantle and Midland lines; and
  • Building new stations at Karnup and Midland.

Part of stage one will also include planning work for an inner suburb light rail system, improving bus services and circle routes and creating better synergies between cycling infrastructure and public transport.

The meeting information is available on Australian Tenders 

 

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