High Capacity Metro Trains

This project by Downer EDI Limited has registered for a Design v1.2 IS Rating.




The High Capacity Metro Trains Project delivers:

  • 65 next-generation high-capacity metro trains capable of carrying 20 per cent more passengers than any other train on the network
  • A new train maintenance depot in Pakenham East
  • A light service facility in Calder Park
  • Two simulators for driver training.

Melbourne’s bigger, better trains will initially run on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines and will eventually run through the Metro Tunnel to Sunbury. High-capacity signaling will allow the fleet to provide a more frequent, turn-up-and-go service.


  • Rating Type Rail
  • Registered Date February 2017
  • State VIC
  • Capital Value $300 Million
  • Other Key Stakeholders PTV, Evolution Rail, Jacobs, CRCC Chagun Railway Vehicles, Plenary Group


To find out more about this project, visit the Transport for Victoria Website