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Melb metro trains to be built in Victoria

AAP logoAAP 12/09/2016

Victoria's largest single order of trains will be built in the state with more than 1000 jobs created in the process, the state government says.

Sixty-five high capacity metro trains - expected to running by 2026 - will be built by the Evolution Rail consortium with Melbourne's Downer Rail to lead the $2 billion contract, Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday.

Fifteen per cent of the workforce will be made up of Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets; while 60 per cent of the materials used will be locally sourced.

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