RAILCAR ASSEMBLY FACILITY
135. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to question without notice
65 answered on Tuesday, 18 February 2020.
(1) Will the
minister provide a breakdown of the cost components of the $1.3 billion railcar
contract; for example, for the railcar assembly facility, maintenance and
(2) When will the first railcar be
delivered under the contract?
(3) Will the first railcar be
manufactured in Western Australia; and, if not, why not?
(4) Will the minister table the
contract with Alstom; and, if not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the Leader of the Opposition
for some notice of the question.
(1) The railcar
contract awarded to Alstom, which includes the supply and maintenance of the
246 Metronet railcars and the supply of the Australind replacement
railcars, has come in under budget by $347 million.
(2) As per the
media statement dated 10 December 2019, the first C-series trains produced at
the Bellevue plant will be ready to use on the network in 2022.
(4) The minister
will seek advice from the Public Transport Authority as to the commercial
confidentiality of the document.