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Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility WA railcar program



  • Rail

    Project type
  • $46 million

    Total budget
  • Complete

    Project phase

    Lead agency
  • 100

    Jobs supported

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. 

In mid-2022 the first full six-car C-series train built in Western Australia completed high-voltage testing and moved out of the Bellevue facility to begin about 12 months of intensive dynamic testing. 

The first fully completed train, fitted out with close to 400 seats, was revealed in June 2023.

The new railcars have been in operation since April 2024 on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines. 


  • Newer, modern railcars to replace the ageing A-series and service the expanded rail network
  • Supply of six new diesel railcars to replace the existing Australind service between Perth and Bunbury
  • Boost to the local manufacturing industry
  • Supporting job creation

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