Posts Tagged ‘Siemens trains’

Photos from ten years ago: April 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2010. Building everywhere The new footbridge at Footscray station was finally finished. But the ‘roof’ was anything but – perforated panels let water through every time it rained! In 2013 the bridge was partially demolished to make room for […]

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 […]

Melbourne’s exploding Siemens trains

Last week Melbourne’s railway network almost came to a grinding halt when industrial action threatened to pull dozens of trains of service. So how did Metro Trains Melbourne find themselves in that situation?

Siemens 729M approaches South Kensington on a down Werribee service