Local businesses get on board with rail maintenance facility

Local businesses and suppliers can learn how they could be involved with the NSW Government’s Regional Rail Project at an industry briefing in Dubbo next week.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government’s $2.8 billion Regional Rail Project will see NSW TrainLink’s ageing XPT, XPLORER and Endeavour trains replaced by 29 new trains, which will be tested, maintained and serviced in Dubbo.

“I’m calling on local businesses offering environmental services, plumbing, security, cleaning, electrical and plant and equipment servicing to attend this briefing, which will outline service and supply packages for operational and maintenance activities at the Mindyarra Maintenance Centre,” Mr Saunders said.

“This event is about getting as many local businesses involved in the Regional Rail Project as possible, and keeping local jobs in the region to keep our local economy ticking.

“More than 40 businesses across the Dubbo region have already had an active role in the Regional Rail Project, and I want to see even more as we build a safer, stronger region.

“The Maintenance Centre will be a huge addition to Dubbo, providing new job opportunities for people and businesses in regional NSW.

“As well as involving local businesses, the Maintenance Centre will provide about 200 jobs during construction, with 50 permanent jobs once the trains are in service.”

The event will be held at the Dubbo RSL auditorium from 8am to 10.30am on Wednesday, 26 May and is being hosted by UGL, the company responsible for maintaining the new fleet in Dubbo.

Places to the industry briefing are limited due to current COVID restrictions, so you must register your attendance at: Regional Rail Project Industry Briefing: Fleet Maintenance in Dubbo Tickets, Wed 26/05/2021 at 8:00 am | Eventbrite

For more information about the project visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/regional-rail

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