The Victorian government has begun an interactive design process with local manufacturers to develop its next order of trains and trams. Currently, manufacturers are invited to develop proposals and participate in a collaborative design process, and workshops will be held over the next few months to bring together manufacturers and government.

The new trams will replace high-floor trams which currently run on the Melbourne network. The Victorian government hopes to maximise local content and jobs for manufacturers within the state. During the workshops, the government will provide information for manufacturers to integrate their designs with the existing public transport network to then select a final proposal from those invited to participate.

The trains that will be delivered through this process will serve the growing regional commuting communities that surround Melbourne and Victorian centres. The trains will be fully accessible, carry more people, have greater passenger comfort, and be more energy efficient.The trams that are part of the interactive design process will be more accessible, and involve onboard energy storage, which will reduce the need for infrastructure upgrades.

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