At the same time, we’ve invested in the services, staff and rolling stock we need to maximise the benefits of our Big Build.
This year’s Budget continues that record with a $2.3 billion investment in our rail network.
This includes $986 million to build 25 brand-new, modern X'Trapolis 2.0 trains and supporting infrastructure for our metropolitan network.
These new metropolitan trains will mean a more efficient and reliable rail network, while also improving access and comfort for passengers.
Creating new local jobs
Not only will it get Victorians home sooner, it’s an investment that will also create hundreds of new local jobs.
Importantly, these new trains will have a minimum 60 local content requirement and be manufactured in Victoria, with major works occurring in Ballarat.
This will also support local manufacturing and supply chains, with the investment expected to support around 750 jobs.
With this investment, we’ll be building trains for Victoria – built by Victorians.
Reviewed 19 May 2021