Faiveley Transport awarded €127m train contracts in New South Wales

A design concept of the New Intercity Fleet.
A design concept of the New Intercity Fleet.

Faiveley Transport has been awarded contracts worth more than $150 million (around €127 million) to supply railway systems and maintenance services for the New Intercity Fleet in New South Wales, Australia.

The RailConnect NSW consortium – Hyundai Rotem Company, UGL Limited and Mitsubishi Electric Australia – issued the deal, which covers 56 train sets (512 cars).

Under the contracts Faiveley Transport will provide full braking systems (air generation, brake control and bogie brake), door systems (access doors and interior doors), HVAC (cabin and saloon heating, ventilation and air conditioning), vigilance units, pantographs and energy monitoring systems.

The scope of supply includes the study, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of the rail systems, as well as a maintenance contract for a 15-year period.

Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2017 and to be completed by September 2020.

Raymond Betler, the president and CEO of Faiveley Transport’s parent company Wabtec, said: “We are proud to participate in the New South Wales intercity trains project, one of the major rail projects in Australia.

“This contract further reinforces our leading position in the region and confirms our ability to support our customers globally.

“It also represents a great success for Wabtec and Faiveley Transport, with all of our major product lines represented on-board the new trains.”

The New Intercity Fleet is a new fleet of high-capacity double-deck trains, ordered in 2016 by the New South Wales Government. It will operate between Sydney and the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

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