Monday, May 3, 2010

New Waratah Central to Sydney's Transport Future

Downer EDI Ltd (Downer) today confirmed the manufacture of the first six Waratah train sets is well underway, and looks forward to the delivery of the first full set into service in late 2010.
Downer CEO, Geoff Knox said the prototype test train arrived at Sydney’s Central Station this
morning, having successfully commenced network testing on the Hunter network during the past
week.

“We are very pleased with the results of initial testing on the Hunter network. This marks a significant milestone for the project,” Mr Knox said.

“We are now into the production process and look forward to delivering the first eight-car train to RailCorp later this year. We remain committed to the delivery of 78 trains into service by the end of 2013.

“The fleet of 78 Waratah trains will be in service on the Sydney network for a minimum of 30 years and the prototype testing is part of our commitment to delivering and maintaining a safe and reliable fleet that will provide passengers with greater comfort and service,” Mr Knox said.

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