Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti revealed the final train, which is the last of 78 three-car sets delivered by a joint venture (JV) between Downer and Bombardier Transportation.
The JV, known as EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation Pty Ltd, designed and built the B-Series units entirely in Australia, and also holds the maintenance contract for Transperth’s A and B-Series trains until 2026.
The JV in Perth employs over 130 people across three sites including Nowergup, which manages the maintenance of the entire B-Series fleet.
Based on a local design by Bombardier, the B-Series sets were manufactured at Downer’s Maryborough Service Delivery Centre (SDC), with electrical pre-assembly work undertaken by Bombardier.
The B-Series trains boost the capacity of Western Australia’s commuter network, providing a comfortable and reliable transport solution for over 60 million commuters who use the rail system every year.
Stephen Furlong, Head of Project Management Services for Downer’s Rollingstock Services, said: “We’re proud to deliver a quality Australian transport solution to our long-term customer the PTA. The B-Series fleet continues to perform well, providing enhanced availability and reliability for the Transperth network.
“Our Maryborough SDC is a hub of manufacturing expertise, and the local team have once again delivered an exceptional outcome for our customer and commuters.”