Posts Tagged ‘Comeng trains’

Playing spot the difference with Metro Trains Melbourne

Ready for the world’s lamest game of spot the difference? Ready, steady, go! My favourite answer so far? 22. Footnote Both trains are members of the fleet of Comeng trains operated by Metro Trains Melbourne. The yellow stickers read ‘We’re deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day’ while the open gangways between carriages are a […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2010. Changed scenes Back then the tram stops along Swanston Street were at ground level. The platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street weren’t completed until July 2012. And the Melbourne CBD skyline was much smaller, as […]

Perils of design when rebranding a train

In August 2009 the Victorian Government was announced that Connex Melbourne would be dumped as the operator of the Melbourne suburban rail network, replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne. Rolling out a new look The government released a flashy video alongside the media release, featuring an X’Trapolis train bearing the new Metro corporate image. Back in […]

Which Melbourne train type is the most reliable?

There are three types of train in the Melbourne suburban fleet – the older Comeng trains, as well as the newer Siemens and X’Trapolis types. But which type of train is the most reliable? The ‘Rolling Stock Module’ of the 2017 Franchise Agreement between Public Transport Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne describes how the ‘Mean […]