$46 millionTotal budget
A new assembly and commissioning facility has been built in Bellevue as part of the WA Railcar Program, which will deliver 246 new railcars required for METRONET projects and the subsequent retirement of the A-series trains.
Situated at the end of the Midland Line, the site in Bellevue is an ideal location to assemble and commission new railcars.
The main facility includes a 180m-long building with a railcar assembly area, offices, workshops and storage areas, two overhead cranes and a heavy maintenance railroad with a crane capable of lifting 10 tonne.
The completion of the High Voltage Testing and Commissioning Facility at the site means railcars can now undertake their extensive testing regime here in WA.
The first full six-car C-series train built in Western Australia has now moved out of the Bellevue facility.
It will undergo extensive testing on the Mandurah and Joondalup lines, outside of passenger hours, for about 12 months.
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