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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Media statements

All aboard for the first ride on MV Tricia

  • New ferry MV Tricia to take 60 lucky members of the public on her first-ever trip
  • Third ferry in Transperth fleet, named after 62-year-old Perth Zoo elephant
  • Register on Transperth website to win a ticket

Historic contract signed for WA-made METRONET railcars

  • Election commitment delivered, with contract signed for railcar manufacturing in WA
  • Alstom to build 246 new METRONET railcars and a manufacturing and assembly plant in Bellevue, near the old Midland Railway Workshops
  • At least 50 per cent of the railcars to be built locally, delivering more than 200 quality long-term jobs, and hundreds of additional indirect jobs
  • 10-year plan for locally built railcars delivered $347 million under budget
  • Local companies already awarded contracts for fitting out Bellevue railcar plant

Industry briefing on Morley-Ellenbrook Line to encourage local content

  • Industry briefing for METRONET's Morley-Ellenbrook Line to be held on December 11
  • Opportunity for local businesses to learn about procurement process and hear updates on other key METRONET projects
  • Unprecedented level of public transport investment with six METRONET projects to be underway in 2020
  • McGowan Government has strong focus on use of local content and employment of local workers

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