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Works now underway on new VLocity trains

Manufacturing has begun on 23 new VLocity trains that will be rolled out across the West of Melbourne in Victoria.

Manufacturing has begun on 23 new VLocity trains that will be rolled out across Melbourne’s west.

The extra trains, when added to the existing fleet, will increase the number of VLocity trains to 141 in the state.

These trains will service the Melton Line, as well as the regions of Geelong and Bacchus Marsh.

The VLocity trains are more accessible, produce less carbon emissions and are more reliable than V/Line’s older classic fleet. Each VLocity also has six spaces in each three-carriage set for wheelchair or mobility scooter users, and a dedicated storage area for bicycles.


 

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The State Government invested $601 million in the Victorian Budget 23/24 to build 23 new VLocity trains – supporting around 500 local jobs – as well as a $219 million investment for almost 200 additional weekend V/Line train services.

Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams said the manufacturing of these trains would provide local opportunities for workers, while also increasing the reliability and affordability of regional public transport.“The new, bigger VLocity trains will support growing communities in the west, carrying more passengers and delivering more reliable services.”

The trains are being constructed at The Alstom factory in Dandenong South, South-East of Melbourne.

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