200th VLocity diesel locomotive delivered to Australia
Bombardier Transportation in Australia has delivered the 200th VLocity diesel multiple unit (DMU) to Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Victoria’s Regional Rail network.
Cake Cutting at 200th VLocity train unit celebration (Left to right: Neil Gibbs, Executive Director of Rollingstock, Victorian Government; Stephanie Disher, Managing Director, Cummins South Pacific; and Andrew Dudgeon, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation Australia)
Supporting over 600 jobs across the wider rail industry, Bombardier’s VLocity project is a significant contributor to Victoria’s local manufacturing and public transport industry; archiving over 69% local content. Bombardier continues to maintain both the VLocity DMU and V/Line Classic Fleet in West Melbourne in partnership with V/Line.
The VLocity project is one of the most reliable train fleets serving Australia’s rail public transport network, averaging consistently strong fleet performance figures with high availability and reliability, which is one of the reason why the VLocity trains carry the tagline ‘Made in Victoria, For Victoria’.
The addition of these new trains will improve connectivity, providing safe and comfortable travel to our valued commuters…”
“Bombardier is extremely proud to deliver the 200th VLocity unit to Public Transport Victoria and V/Line,” said Andrew Dudgeon, Managing Director for Bombardier Transportation Australia. “The addition of these new trains will improve connectivity, providing safe and comfortable travel to our valued commuters.”
Serving the State of Victoria since 2005, the VLocity 160 diesel multiple units (DMUs) offer passengers a quick, comfortable and proven mobility solution. Built locally in Dandenong, these trains operate at a maximum speed of 160km/h, and were designed to address emerging passenger trends, safety standards and performance requirements. The VLocity 160 DMUs maintain a high rate of availability, which ensures highly efficient rail service.
Bombardier has been active in Australia for more than 60 years. Today, it has a workforce of more than 1000 employees across 21 locations and it is a complete provider of rail solutions and services.