The respondents are:

• Alstom Australia

• Bombardier Australia


• Downer EDI Rail and CNR Changchun

• Hyundai Rotem

• Stadler Bussnang, and

• UGL Rail Services, Mitsubishi Electric Australia and CSR Corporation.

Transport for NSW will now review the responses, and later this year will invite a shortlist of the respondents to submit detailed tenders.

The 65 eight-car trains will be configured specifically for inter-city customers travelling longer distances on the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle routes. They will allow the withdrawal of V-Set trains and redeployment of the more modern Oscar EMUs on the Sydney Trains suburban network, replacing other life-expired rolling stock. The new trains are expected to be delivered over a five-year period commencing in 2019.