The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said this milestone was slightly ahead of the schedule announced at Downer’s Full Year Results on 13 August 2012.
“This achievement reflects a significant improvement in the quality of trains leaving China and the rate of production at our Cardiff facility,” Mr Fenn said.
“Most importantly, the trains are performing very well for the benefit of people travelling on the Sydney rail network.”
Downer’s current Waratah delivery schedule provides for the 78th train to be delivered to RailCorp before the end of the 2014 financial year. Further information in relation to the Waratah Train Project is provided in Downer’s 2012 Annual Report, which is available on the Downer website (www.downergroup.com).
Downer will provide a further update on the Waratah Train Project when it reports its Half Year Results in mid-February 2013.