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Sydney rail commuters will enjoy new air-conditioned carriages
sooner, with the NSW government fast tracking delivery of almost
The new rolling stock, worth $1.5 billion, is expected to
replace non air-conditioned CityRail carriages by 2010.
Submissions closed yesterday for local and international
consortia bidding to build the carriages in a public-private
Transport Minister John Watkins said RailCorp would analyse the
proposals before the government awarded contracts, most likely next
"The deal will involve the replacement of 498 non
air-conditioned CityRail carriages between 2008 and 2010," Mr
Watkins said in a statement.
"The government has fast-tracked the project to allow the modern
carriages to start rolling out ... nine years ahead of the original
"All of the carriages are expected to be in service by 2010,
ensuring a safer, more reliable rail experience for CityRail
Mr Watkins said recommendations from the inquiry into the 2003
Waterfall train crash on Sydney's outskirts, and special criteria
for local manufacturing content and apprenticeship programs, would
be taken into account when producing the new stock.
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