Posts Tagged ‘High Capacity Metro Trains’

Wider Network Enhancements and the Metro Tunnel project

One of the marketing lines for Metro Tunnel project is ‘More trains across Melbourne’ – both for the railway lines which will run through the new tunnel under Melbourne, and those which won’t. So how does that work? The PR puff pieces Over on the State Government’s ‘Big Build’ website they give a high level […]

Testing High Capacity Signalling at Epping

A few months ago I headed out to Epping to see something a little different – a new High Capacity Metro Train testing out the even newer High Capacity Signalling system. So what is High Capacity Signalling anyway? ‘High Capacity Signalling‘ is a new technology that is about to be rolled out to Melbourne’s rail […]

Extended and shortened High Capacity Metro Trains hit the tracks

December 2020 saw the first High Capacity Metro Train complete extensive testing and carry passengers for the first time, but today has seen something different – ‘Extended’ and ‘Shortened’ versions of the train have left the depot at Pakenham East on test. The trains The first version is the 10-car ‘Extended Train’. At 227 metres […]

High Capacity Metro Trains finally taking passengers

With the first High Capacity Metro Train having just carried passengers, it is hard to believe that work started on the High Capacity Metro Trains project way back in 2016. Here is a look back at how they got here. Construction Design work kicked off in 2017, with a mockup train built for stakeholder consultation, […]