Victoria reaffirms commitment to local rolling stock manufacturing

Victoria has reaffirmed its commitment to buying locally made trams and trains with the Department of Transport releasing its new Made in Victoria for Victoria – Victorian Rolling Stock Strategy.

The strategy outlines Victoria’s massive future investment in rolling stock, and continued commitment to local rolling stock manufacturing.

Head of Rolling Stock Development Ben Phyland said: “We’ve invested over $8 billion in Victorian-built rolling stock and supporting infrastructure since 2015, as part of the state’s wider $90 billion transport infrastructure commitment.

“We want to provide our industry with clarity on their role in delivering our planned investments and give local businesses confidence in the pipeline of work we have planned, making sure that we bring our local manufacturers on the journey with us.”

The government has more than 300 metro and regional trains and trams on order.

The strategy aims to provide Victorian manufacturers with certainty on future rolling stock orders, investments in local supply chains, and supports the state’s workforce

Phyland said creating the modern, accessible, sustainable transport network we need will require collaboration between government and industry in order to get the best outcomes for passengers.

“We’re excited to continue working with industry to make sure we provide better trains, trams and buses than ever before.”

More information here.

Picture: Department of Transport, Victoria

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