PTA Metronet Rolling Stock Procurement, the biggest railcar order in Western Australia’s history. The Metronet project is part of the Western Australia Government’s 15-year railcar strategy and will significantly expand Perth's current heavy rail network. The project also aims to achieve that 50% of the new trains are manufactured locally, bolstering the local manufacturing industry and maximising jobs locally.
As the Independent Certifier, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business will check and review that the rolling stock is being designed, manufactured and commissioned according to the AS7501 Rolling Stock Compliance Certification requirements. This work is a key step in facilitating the registration of the new trains for operation on the PTA and Arc Infrastructure rail networks. A total of 41 new EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) and 2 DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) trains will be certified.
The project has started and is expected to complete in 2029.