WA Railcar Program

WA Railcar Program

After 27 years, railcar manufacturing has returned to Western Australia at the purpose-built Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility, operated by Alstom Australia.

The WA Railcar Program will deliver 246 new C-series railcars to service new METRONET projects, replacing the older A-series trains, and six new diesel railcars to replace the existing Australind service between Perth and Bunbury.

In a first for public transport in Perth, railcars can now undertake their extensive testing regime right here in WA. Previous B-series railcars were manufactured and tested in Queensland and deployed directly onto our network.

In June 2021 the Manufacturing and Assembly facility was completed to allow the first railcar to be built. With the additional completion of the High Voltage Testing Facility, all testing and commissioning can now occur in WA instead of using interstate and overseas suppliers.

The Facility is set to be expanded further with a new diesel maintenance facility, B-series maintenance facility, bogie and railcar wash facilities and railcar wheel lathe meaning manufacturing and maintaining railcars can continue in WA for years to come.

For the Depot to operate efficiently, the level crossing at Robinson Road is required to close as part of the project.

Read more about the Program on the fact sheet

Project Documents

Latest News

Made in WA, first METRONET six-car train rolls out for testing

Made in WA, first METRONET six-car train rolls out for testing

The first full six-car C-series train built in Western Australia has completed high voltage testing and will move out of Bellevue in the next month for extensive dynamic testing.

First of 246 METRONET C-series Railcars Testing Underway

First of 246 METRONET C-series Railcars Testing Underway

The first of 246 new C-series railcars has rolled off the assembly line and is now undergoing initial testing at the newly completed High Voltage Testing and Commissioning Facility. 

Robinson Road level crossing to close

Robinson Road level crossing to close

Robinson Road level crossing in Bellevue is set to close to make way for the Bellevue Railcar Depot.

Railcar manufacturing returns to Western Australia

Railcar manufacturing returns to Western Australia

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