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They are due to enter service in mid and will eventually become the primary rollingstock used in the Metro Rail Tunnel when it opens in The HCMTs will carry around passengers in 7 carriages, running on Melbourne's V DC overhead catenary system, and will be the most advanced trains in the Metro Trains fleet when they are introduced.

A consortium of investors and rail companies is constructing the trains in China and Australia via a contract with the Victorian Governmentin addition to upgrade works necessary for the operation of the trains. The Public Transport Development Authority later branded as Public Transport Victoria or PTV was created in by the state government under Premier Ted Baillieu with the intent of, among other things, running major studies into the operation of the metropolitan rail network.

Among the deficiencies of existing rollingstock noted by the Metro trains melbourne tenders dating were "multi-purpose" designs intended to strike a balance between commuter rail and metro operations, and the failure of existing trains to use the entire length of metropolitan platforms.

The NDPMR envisaged that these high-capacity trains would completely replace the Comeng fleet byand be used primarily on the Sunshine — Dandenong line created by the Melbourne Metro.

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