Express service to drive rail manufacturing

The Albanese Labor Government has today launched the National Rolling Stock Procurement Pipeline, a digital platform that will drive local manufacturing and help deliver a Future Made in Australia. 

The National Rolling Stock Procurement Pipeline provides a snapshot of present and future rail projects across states and territories to help manufacturers plan for work, capture more opportunities and create good jobs. 

The Pipeline uses a simple graphic format, with: 

  • procurement location, estimated value, status, timeframe and type, for new fleets and fleet upgrades;
  • different rolling stock types, from heavy rail, to light rail and metro; 
  • interactive graphs, a searchable data table and a customisable experience.

The Pipeline is an important step to achieving greater national coordination across rail projects and supporting the stability and growth of local businesses across the rail manufacturing supply chain.

The Office of National Rail Industry Coordination (ONRIC) worked closely with states and territories and the Australian rail manufacturing industry to create the first edition of the pipeline. 

To view the pipeline, visit:

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Assistant Minister for Trade Tim Ayres:

“We’ve had a fragmented approach to rail in this country that has hurt Australia. 

“We could have saved $1.85 billion over the past 10 years if state contracts had been better coordinated. 

”The Albanese Labor Government is committed to working with states and territories to match rail manufacturing businesses with opportunities for growth.

“This Pipeline is an important step toward that goal - making sure our states and territories can work together will ensure more projects are made here in our backyard and good jobs are created in the process.

Quotes attributable to Dr. Andrew Charlton MP, Member for Parramatta:

“For over a century, Parramatta has forged Australia’s rail network and manufactured the rolling stock that carry our commodities.

“This announcement supports our ambition for Australian manufacturing, helping to keep jobs in Australia.”

Quotes attributable to National Rail Manufacturing Advocate Jacqui Walters:

“The Pipeline is a critical part of the National Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy.

“Suppliers now have visibility of rolling stock manufacturing and major refurbishment opportunities across Australia. 

“This information assists businesses to position for this work, make investment decisions and grow. Manufacturers asked for this, and we collaborated with them to design this first edition.

“I encourage all members of the Australian rail manufacturing industry to contribute to the ongoing development of the Pipeline by providing their feedback.”