The first High Capacity Metro Train began operating on the Pakenham line in December 2020, providing passengers with a smoother, quieter and more comfortable journey. This followed a comprehensive testing process to ensure the trains are safe and reliable.
The Victorian Government ordered 65 new bigger, better trains as part of a $2.3 billion investment, which also includes a new train maintenance facility in Pakenham East and a light service facility in Calder Park.
The new trains will gradually enter passenger service on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. Longer term, they will run through to Sunbury following the opening of the Metro Tunnel in 2025.