Industry asked to tender for delivery of new intercity fleet


Transport for NSW has invited the four shortlisted consortia for the NSW intercity train fleet project to tender for the new fleet’s delivery and maintenance.

Transport for NSW has formally released a Request for Tender for design, manufacture, testing, commissioning, supply, delivery and maintenance of about 520 carriages.

The four shortlisted consortia invited to tender are:

  • Alstom Transport Australia Pty Limited
  • Downer-CRC Consortium, comprising Downer EDI Rail Pty Limited and Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd
  • Stadler Bussnang AG
  • UGL/MEA/HRC Consortium comprising UGL Rail Services Pty Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty Ltd and Hyundai Rotem Corporation.

These consortia were shortlisted from seven responses received to an Expression of Interest to supply and maintain the new fleet.

The four consortia will be asked to consider different options for seating configuration, bike storage, luggage racks and the possibility of Wi Fi and a premium carriage. The consortia will also be asked to design a longer train and a shorter train configuration to support travel on different lines along the network.

The contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2016, with the new fleet in service progressively from 2019 through to 2024.

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