Victoria orders 27 extra VLocity trains from Bombardier

Photo: Bombardier.
Photo: Bombardier.

The state of Victoria, Australia, has ordered an additional 27 VLocity DMUs for the V/Line regional rail network.

By 2019, there will be 264 VLocity cars – in 88 configurations of three – in passenger service in the state.

The VLocity trains are designed to operate at a maximum speed of 160km/h and carry more than 230 passengers per train.

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Bombardier has said that the new trains will be made up of more than 69 per cent local content, support around 600 jobs and help meet the demands of the regional rail network.

Bombardier Transportation’s Australia managing director Andrew Dudgeon said: “We are delighted to deliver these award-winning trains to Victoria’s Regional Rail Network in partnership with the State Government, TfV and V/Line.

“These trains will provide an improved travel experience for passengers, and help address the mobility needs of a rapidly growing population.

“This order demonstrates confidence in our VLocity vehicle platform which was designed, engineered and manufactured in Victoria, for Victorians.”

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