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Work begins at Dandenong on new VLocity trains

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Work has begun at Alstom’s Dandenong, Victoria factory on the latest order of 23 VLocity trains, which will bring regional passenger train and coach service V/Line’s fleet to 141.

According to a statement from state public transport minister Gabrielle Williams – who visited the site on Monday – the trains will support demand on the regional network, where demand has bounced back to pre-Covid levels.

Regional network patronage was up 28 per cent in the last calendar year, 97 per cent of the figure in 2019.

“The new, bigger VLocity trains will support growing communities in the west, carrying more passengers and delivering more reliable services,” said Williams in a statement.

Each three-carriage train has six spaces for wheelchair or mobility scooter users, and a dedicated storage area for bicycles.

The trains’ build was funded through $601 million in the state 2023/24 budget.

Picture: credit Alstom

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