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Australia launches National Rolling Stock Procurement Pipeline

31 May 2024
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Production of the C series cars at the Alstom plant in Perth. Source: Mark McGowan
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Australia: The Department of Industry, Science and Resources, in collaboration with leading market players, has launched the National Rolling Stock Procurement Pipeline, an online database of rail vehicle tenders.

In addition to the tenders, which either commenced in 2016 or are now underway, the website offers interactive charts that display data on the status, type or cost of rolling stock, or customers. It is estimated that the current purchases will cost about AUD 20.5 bln ($13.5 bln).

The pipeline was developed as part of the Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy, which was adopted last year. The Australasian Railways Association previously estimated that over a 10-year period the country had lost AUD 1.85 bln ($1.2 bln) due to the absence of a national rolling stock procurement policy.

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