Trains, trams and jobs for Victorians

New train and tram orders

The Victorian Government’s record investment of new trains and trams involves the following new rolling stock being built in Victoria, supporting thousands of jobs and businesses across Melbourne and the state:

Metropolitan trains

65 high capacity metro trains

Manufacturer Evolution Rail, a consortium comprising Downer, CRRC and Plenary
Location Newport, Melbourne

24 X’Trapolis trains (increasing the X’Trapolis fleet to 106 trains)

Manufacturer Alstom
Location Ballarat
An X’Trapolis train at Richmond station

An X’Trapolis train pulls in at Richmond station.

Metropolitan trams

40 E-Class trams (increasing the E-Class fleet to 90 trams)

Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation Australia
Location Dandenong
An E-Class tram at Federation Square

An E-Class tram travels past Federation Square.

Regional trains

87 VLocity carriages (increasing the number of VLocity carriages to 264)

Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation Australia
Location Dandenong
A VLocity train at Southern Cross station

A VLocity train arrives at Southern Cross station from regional Victoria.

Local content

The Victorian Government has introduced a minimum 50 per cent local content in all rolling stock orders under the Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy.

VIPP ensures small and medium sized enterprises have an opportunity to compete for government contracts, while still achieving value for money.

Firms interested in bidding for Victorian Government rolling stock contracts can register with the Industry Capability Network, a not-for-profit government-funded body to support the delivery of the VIPP and maximise industry opportunities.

ICN’s services are available at no cost to suppliers and government buyers, through the VIPP process, including:

  • identification and selection of products and services that meet the contract requirements on a best value basis; and
  • monitoring and reporting on the outcomes for local industry involvement.