VLine VLocity train at Southern Cross Station

New trains

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $875 million for the purchase of 28 additional high-capacity metropolitan trains and $105.2 million for five additional six-car X’Trapolis trains.

This is on top of the 2015-16 State Budget which included a $2 billion investment in new trains and trams for the network.

  • $1.3 billion for 37 new, high-capacity metropolitan trains with a 50 per cent local content requirement
  • $257 million for 21 new VLocity regional carriages to be built at Dandenong
  • $90 million for five new X’Trapolis trains to be built in Ballarat
  • $75 million to extend the life of more than 70 Comeng trains in the existing metropolitan fleet

The past two State Budgets have invested in the procurement of 65 high-capacity metropolitan trains for use on the Cranbourne Pakenham Line and Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel, and 10 X’Trapolis trains for use on the metropolitan network.

VLocity carriages

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $280.4 million for 27 new VLocity regional carriages to be built in Dandenong.

This is on top of 21 carriages invested in the 2015-16 State Budget, taking the total order of additional VLocity carriages in the past two years to 48.

The new carriages will help V/Line to meet increased service levels following the Regional Rail Link opening and improvements being delivered to the Ballarat Line.

High-capacity next generation regional trains

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $10 million in development funding for High-Capacity Next Generation Regional Rolling Stock to cater for the future needs of regional Victoria.

A next generation high capacity regional train will be commissioned in the coming years to cater for strong patronage growth and provide new peak services.