The Victorian Government will soon launch the final life-size model of Melbourne’s new High Capacity Metro Train, giving people their first chance to experience the biggest, most advanced train in Victoria’s history.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan inspected the model train today, which will be on public display at Birrarung Marr from 9 – 17 February.
The ‘Melbourne, meet your train’ event will be free and feature full access to the train, a virtual reality experience for kids, a public transport information hub, kids’ activity zone, as well as competitions and prizes.
The event will end with a light display as part of White Night, after which the train will be used for ongoing testing and training purposes.
Manufacturing of the 65 High Capacity Metro Trains will begin soon at Melbourne’s Newport workshops, and will create 175 of the project’s 1,100 local jobs.
Watch the following video to see how building High Capacity Metro Trains is providing jobs for Victorians.
For more information about the ‘Melbourne, meet your new train’ event, visit transport.vic.gov.au/biggertrains.