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Alstom Secures Decade-Long, EUR 900 Million Train Maintenance Deal in Victoria

Alstom Secures Decade-Long, EUR 900 Million Train Maintenance Deal in Victoria
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom VLocity
02 / 01 / 2024

Alstom has been announced as the successful bidder for a contract worth around EUR 900 million to maintain the regional rolling stock VLocity and Classic fleets in Victoria, Australia for the next decade.

The VLocity train fleet, which is built by Alstom at its Dandenong manufacturing site in Melbourne, Australia will be maintained alongside the Classic fleet out of West Melbourne, South Dynon and Ballarat East sites securing hundreds of Victorian jobs for the next decade.

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“Our association with VLocity goes back to 2003. On the twentieth year of that association, I am humbled by the trust placed in us by the Victorian Government to continue the privilege of servicing VLocity trains for the next decade,” said Pascal Dupond, Alstom’s Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.  

The award of the contract to Alstom locks in several benefits for the local economy. This includes 98% of labour based in Victoria servicing the VLocity and Classic fleet with 69% of maintenance materials supplied by local Victorian suppliers. Alstom has also committed to a 6% spend with 40 local social benefit suppliers over the life of the contract.

“We will establish a fleet control centre in South Dynon, based on Alstom’s UK Voyager Control Centre which will further improve the reliability and availability of the fleet. Local suppliers across Victoria will also play an important part in supplying parts, overhauls, repairs, preventative maintenance and wheel turning; the impact on the rail supply chain in Victoria will be profound," Mr Dupond added.

Additional predictive maintenance technology that Alstom will bring to the contract will also result in a reduction of fuel costs and carbon emissions from the VLocity and Classic Fleet. 

“VLocity is without doubt a jewel in the crown of Victoria’s rail fleet. The technology, local knowhow, innovation and excellence that Alstom brings will enable the VLocity and Classic fleet to shine and continue to serve Victoria’s regions throughout this decade and into the next,” Mr Dupond concluded.

Source: Alstom