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 to 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.
25 X’Trapolis 2.0 trains
Made in: Ballarat, Victoria
The Victorian Government is investing $986 million in 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains and supporting infrastructure to modernise the Victorian train fleet.
This will continue the gradual retirement of the Comeng fleet – the longest-running trains on the metropolitan network.
The new trains will provide more reliable journeys, be more energy efficient and improve accessibility for passengers.
The investment will also upgrade the Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility, allowing the new trains to be more efficiently housed and maintained.
Detailed design work is currently underway, with the 25 X’Trapolis 2.0 trains to be built in Ballarat.
Train manufacturer Alstom has begun recruitment at their manufacturing facility in Ballarat, with up to 150 local jobs being supported in the area.
X’Trapolis 2.0 trains will be designed and manufactured predominantly in Victoria, supporting about 750 local manufacturing and supply chain jobs. Many of the jobs will be based at Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat.
For more details on job opportunities in Ballarat, visit the Alstom website(opens in a new window).
100 Next Generation Trams
Made in: Dandenong, Victoria
The Victorian Government is investing $1.85 billion in 100 Next Generation Trams and a proposed new tram maintenance and stabling facility.
The Next Generation Trams will enable the retirement of our longest serving high-floor trams, making our public transport network more accessible for all Victorians.
The Next Generation Trams, known as the ‘G Class’, will be built in Melbourne and are anticipated to start rolling out from 2025.
The Next Generation Trams will set the standard for modern public transport, delivering a more comfortable, accessible and energy-efficient journey for passengers.
The proposed design includes on-board energy storage and regenerative braking, new accessibility technologies, and the latest safety systems.
The contract to design, build and maintain the trams was signed in April 2022.
The proposed tram design will now be refined in consultation with key stakeholders, including representatives from accessibility groups, passengers, and tram drivers in 2023, with construction of the new trams expected to start shortly after.
Early works are underway on the new tram maintenance and stabling facility.
The Next Generation Trams project will support up to 1,900 local jobs, including in the wider economy.
70 new High Capacity Metro Trains
Manufacturer: Evolution Rail (a consortium of Downer, CRRC and Plenary)
Made in: Newport, Melbourne
The Victorian Government is delivering an order of 70 bigger, better High Capacity Metro Trains.
The investment includes:
- $2.3 billion for 65 trains to run on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines and eventually run through the Metro Tunnel to Sunbury, and a new depot at Pakenham East, which includes maintenance facilities, train stabling space and a train simulator for driver training
- Additional funding for five new trains to service the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.
The trains are smoother, quieter and capable of carrying 20 per cent more passengers than any other train on the network.
Passengers are also benefitting from improved accessibility features and real-time information.
The new trains are now operating all services on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
In October 2023, High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) began services twice a day on the Sunbury line.
A further 34 HCMTs will complete the HCMT fleet on the Sunbury Line when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.
The High Capacity Metro Trains project supported about 1,100 local jobs at its peak, including the wider supply chain.
82 VLocity regional trains
Made in: Dandenong, Melbourne
The Victorian Government has invested more than $2 billion in 82 three-car VLocity trains (246 carriages) since 2015, including:
- 23 new three-car VLocity trains, which will enable capacity uplifts on the Melton line through running nine-car services, as well as improving comfort by retiring ageing Classic Fleet trains on the Geelong and Bacchus Marsh corridors
- 12 new three-car VLocity train sets to enable increased services on the Shepparton Line and to replace the aging Classic Fleet on the Warrnambool Line
- Six new, more comfortable and accessible standard gauge VLocity trains have replaced the classic fleet on the North East line
This total investment will take the total VLocity fleet to 141 three-car trains, improving reliability and capacity on Victoria’s regional network.
Supporting works include:
- Upgrades to the South Dynon train maintenance facility to maintain the expanding VLocity fleet.
- A new stabling facility in Bairnsdale to enable more services to be run by VLocity trains and help with retirement of the Classic Fleet from the Gippsland Line.
Standard Gauge VLocitys
- The long-haul design includes built-in USB chargers, mobile boosting technology, comfortable seating, shared tables, catering facilities, three bike racks, shared tables and accessibility improvements including six wheelchair spaces with companion seats nearby.
- The updated model is the first of the VLocity trains to run on standard gauge tracks on Victoria’s regional network and can run at faster speeds (up to 130km/h) than classic fleet trains.
- The trains were co-designed with passenger, tourism and accessibility representatives from North East Victoria with local passengers to ensure it met their long-haul journey needs.
Broad Gauge VLocitys
- The latest trains include accessibility improvements, new internal seating configuration, space for up to six bicycles and mobile boosting technology so people can stay connected on their journey.
We welcomed the 100th VLocity train to Victoria’s regional network in August 2022, with new trains being progressively added to V/Line’s fleet as they are completed.
All six new standard gauge VLocity trains are now taking passengers on the North East line.
The VLocity train order is supporting more than 500 local jobs in Dandenong and throughout the supply chain.
50 E-Class trams
Made in: Dandenong, Melbourne
The Victorian government invested more that $700 million in 50 new, more accessible E-Class trams.
The 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.
All 50 new E class trams are now in service, bringing the total E-Class fleet to 100 trams.
All 100 E-Class trams were built in Dandenong, supporting more than 500 local jobs, including in the wider supply chain.
24 additional X’Trapolis metro trains
Made in: Ballarat, Victoria
These 24 new trains took the total X'Trapolis fleet to 106 trains, improving reliability and capacity on the metropolitan network.
All 24 X’Trapolis trains have been delivered and are taking passengers.
X’Trapolis trains were built in Ballarat, supporting hundreds of local jobs, including the wider supply chain.