New train and tram orders

More than 180 new Victorian-built trains and trams have been ordered since 2015.

These trains and trams are being continuously delivered into service to boost our metropolitan and regional fleets and support local jobs.

Our new trains and trams are more comfortable and accessible and will help cater for Victoria’s growing population.

The Victorian Government’s policy of a minimum of 50 per cent local content in new rolling stock orders gives manufacturers a secure future with new trains and trams built in Victoria by Victorian workers and apprentices.

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50 E-Class trams

A D-Class tram travels on Nicholson Street.

Manufacturer: Bombardier Transportation Australia

Made in: Dandenong, Melbourne

Key benefits

The new E-Class trams are the largest, safest and most accessible trams on the network. Each tram can carry 210 passengers and includes audio and visual passenger information, air conditioning, improved safety features and dedicated spaces for passengers with mobility aids or prams.

Project status

All 50 trams are expected to be delivered by mid-2020, bringing the total E-Class fleet to 100 trams.

Local jobs

E-Class trams are being built in Dandenong, supporting more than 500 local jobs, including the wider supply chain.

65 new high-capacity metro trains

The first HCMT on the tracks.

Manufacturer: Evolution Rail (a consortium of Downer, CRRC and Plenary)

Made in: Newport, Melbourne

Key benefits

The Victorian Government is delivering an order of 65 new high-capacity metro trains, capable of carrying 20 per cent more passengers than any other train on the network. Melbourne’s bigger, better trains will initially run on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines and eventually run through the Metro Tunnel to Sunbury. We are also delivering a new depot at Pakenham East which will include maintenance facilities, train stabling space and a train simulator for driver training.

Project status

Manufacturing and testing are well underway. Level crossing removals and signalling upgrades on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines are preparing for the new trains to enter service from mid 2020 following a comprehensive testing process.

Local jobs

The high-capacity metro trains project is supporting about 1,100 local jobs, including the wider supply chain.

24 additional X’Trapolis metro trains

Upgrades are on the way for X'Trapolis trains.

Manufacturer: Alstom

Made in: Ballarat, Victoria

Key benefits

These new trains will take the total X'Trapolis fleet to 106 trains, improving reliability and capacity on the metropolitan network.

Project status

The trains are being added to the metropolitan network as they are completed. All 24 trains are expected to be in service by early 2020.

Local jobs

X’Trapolis trains are built in Ballarat, supporting hundreds of local jobs, including the wider supply chain.

47 additional VLocity regional trains

A VLocity train.

Manufacturer: Bombardier Transportation Australia

Made in: Dandenong, Melbourne

Key benefits

The new three-car VLocity trains will take the total VLocity fleet to 106 three-car trains, improving reliability capacity on the regional network. The latest trains include more seating in each carriage, accessibility improvements and mobile signal boosters to improve mobile phone coverage for passengers.

Project status

Trains are being added to V/Line’s fleet as they are completed. 

Local jobs

The VLocity train order is supporting more than 500 local jobs in Dandenong and throughout the supply chain.

New standard gauge VLocity trains for North East line

A VLocity train waits on passengers at Southern Cross station.

Manufacturer: Bombardier Transportation Australia

Made in: Dandenong, Melbourne

The Victorian Government is delivering new, modern, long-haul VLocity trains for the first time on the North East line.

These new trains are part of the Victorian Government’s 2019/20 budget investment to meet increased demand across the regional network.

Key benefits

New trains will provide a more reliable service from Melbourne to Albury-Wodonga with improved comfort and modern features.

Project status

The Department is finalising the design of the interior of the train following targeted engagement with local passenger representatives in September 2019. 

Participants provided important feedback on their needs for long-haul journeys, including accessibility features and how best to allocate space for seats, bikes and luggage. 

This information will be used to help design new train sets for the North East line - the first VLocity trains to run on standard gauge tracks on Victoria’s regional network.

Work is also ramping up on the engineering elements of the new trains with the standard gauge bogie design now complete. The custom bogies will enable the trains to run on the standard gauge North East line for the first time.

The new standard gauge VLocity trains will be delivered following the completion of the  North East Line Upgrade.