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Blast from the past for new workshops

Blast from the past for new workshops

Once the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility is complete, railcar manufacturing will be back in WA for the first time since the Midland Workshops closed in 1994.

METRONET Building For Tomorrow

METRONET Building For Tomorrow

Building For Tomorrow – an information campaign and supporting website – kicked off this week to give travellers information and updates on the major road, rail, cycling and marina projects in planning, underway or fast-tracked across WA.

Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs

Perth’s new railcars supporting Perth jobs

Hofmann Engineering is bringing its bogie frame manufacturing experience to its Perth operations, to help build 246 new METRONET C-Series trains.

Diesel facility joins the Railcar Program

Diesel facility joins the Railcar Program

The Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility will also include a $40.1 million facility to build a new diesel railcar maintenance for the new Australind railcars.

Bassendean company awarded bogie contract

Bassendean company awarded bogie contract

The new METRONET C-Series trains will have a distinctly local flavour with Bassendean company Hofmann Engineering being appointed by Alstom to manufacture the bogie frames for the trains.
 

Railcar procurement schedule released by supplier

Railcar procurement schedule released by supplier

Calling local WA companies interested in seeing their parts in the future C-Series railcars.

Local Focus

Local Focus

A local Bassendean company fabricating cranes that will be used in the Bellevue Manufacturing Railcar facility hosted Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti for a tour of its premises. 

Firm start for Bellevue railcar facility

Firm start for Bellevue railcar facility

Construction of the Bellevue railcar facility, where the first locally made railcars in almost three decades will be assembled and maintained, is now underway.

Local businesses awarded funding under METRONET round of Local Capability Fund

Local businesses awarded funding under METRONET round of Local Capability Fund

Eight West Australian businesses have been awarded funding under the METRONET Railcar Procurement round of the Local Capability Fund.

Going out with a bang

Going out with a bang

2019 was a huge year for METRONET with a number of major milestones had.

Signed, sealed, delivered from 2022 – Perth’s new C-series trains

Signed, sealed, delivered from 2022 – Perth’s new C-series trains

Perth’s largest ever railcar contract has been officially signed between Alstom Transport Australia and the State Government.Perth’s largest ever railcar contract has been officially signed between Alstom Transport Australia and the State Government.

Alstom to host railcar project supplier forum

Alstom to host railcar project supplier forum

Railcar manufacturer Alstom is hosting a METRONET railcar project supplier and networking event in Perth next Thursday 14 November.

METRONET 'Train of Thought' Forum

METRONET 'Train of Thought' Forum

Young Western Australians will have thousands of opportunities to help deliver METRONET projects, and North Metro TAFE is developing courses to upskill them to make the most of these job opportunities.

What a Show!

What a Show!

METRONET made its debut at the 2019 Perth Royal Show giving show goers a glimpse inside the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnels and information on all other projects.

Wanted: Construction companies for railcar facility

Wanted: Construction companies for railcar facility

Not all METRONET construction contracts are complex rail projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

The major feat happening beneath your feet!

The major feat happening beneath your feet!

Come and see us at this year's Perth Royal Show. We'll be in the Robinson Pavilion at Stands 23 & 24. 

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