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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby TLK » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:34 pm

1of55 wrote:706 & 707 arriving at maintenance centre coupled together behind diesel.


Is it true that QR are not sending the 60 series EMU in for refurbishment and push button upgrade due to the impending entry of service of the NGRs? I would've thought that they would be done by now, but nothing at all. Still looking forward to seeing these in service when that time comes, but it will be a sad time for those who grew up catching the EMUs as they slowly get withdrawn.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:04 pm

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Train units 708 and 709 arriving at the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre today. They are arriving in twos now, coupled together (as 706 and 707) pulled by two diesels. They also arrive already numbered.This was the best shot i could get using my mobile phone.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:54 am

Train 704 doing test runs today.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:13 am

703 seen testing on tracks this morning.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 am

NGR705 heading out on to the network with no test train stickers on the side.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby Swift » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 am

They must be running out of ideas. That front looks hideous. Why the aversion to a flat face front these days? New York's subway trains still use a more conventional (and attractive to my eyes) flat front style.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Rear of 2 x 3 cars set of flat fronted train (SMU) number unknown, entering the WMC. Unusual, as centre was stated to be for maintenance of NGR trains only. Later seen in the WMC with the SMU coupled to an NGR train.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby Swift » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 pm

That's how a commuter train should look. Non of these ugly proboscises that do nothing ( like a typical Australian premier these days).
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby moreton » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:38 am

I believe the drivers cannot see the end of platform markers from the seated position, so they are almost useless and have stopped the contract?
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:22 pm

They are certainly giving the NGR trains some prolonged testing. There are 13 of them here now and the Maintenance Centre is beginning to look quite full. I haven’t seen any in service yet but did see 702 on test runs on Friday at Redbank station (still with some seats removed and load testing in place) and it stopped where it was supposed to. The brakes made a lot of noise when it pulled up.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:47 pm

NGR 702 test train cruising very smoothly through Thomas St Station, still with load testing in some carriages but seats back in others.
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NGR 702 test train cruising very smoothly through Thomas St Station, still with load testing in some carriages but seats back in others.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:01 pm

NGR units 514 and 515 have arrived at the WMC coupled together towed behind diesel units.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby nathan1987 » Thu May 25, 2017 12:42 pm

Any idea when sets will begin to go into service. I'm guessing the maintenance centre would be getting full now.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby Swift » Thu May 25, 2017 2:28 pm

QR are giving NSW a run for its money when it comes to being bureaucratic and slow.
Just place the blinking thing in service already and guinea pig the commuters.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 pm

No date announced for first units to go into passenger service and no more will be arriving until all issues are sorted with present units.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby nathan1987 » Sun May 28, 2017 6:41 am

Hopefully all issues are sorted soon with the first lot of sets, so emu's can boost 3 car sets to 6 car sets on services that need it.
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:59 pm

NGR704 returning to WMC after a test run on the rail network, with apparently all the seating in place, mostly cross bench seats and some longitudinal seating in some cars
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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Postby 1of55 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 pm

NGR 704 still running as a test train out of WMC. A few things i noticed when it was stopped in the station. The doors have open buttons actually on the doors. The priority seating areas are marked on the outside of the carriages. The information display screens are at the end of the carriage.
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Priority seating areas are signed on the outside of the carriages.
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the nets are to stop passengers boarding if the doors open at stations.
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