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.