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First WA made railcars undergo field testing

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The first two new suburban railcars to be built in Western Australia after a gap of 27 years are now undergoing field testing on the Perth Metronet network (picture)

The railcars were constructed at the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility, operated by Alstom Australia.

The railcars are the first of 246 C-series cars being built under the WA Railcar Program to replace A-series trains.

A further six new diesel railcars are also being built to replace the existing Australind service between Perth and Bunbury.

The city’s new 143-metre trains are fitted out with about 400 seats and will enter operations later this year on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines.

More than 15 Western Australian businesses are working with Alstom to provide components for the railcars.

Picture: Metronet

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