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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby sunnyyan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm

Saw that run 62 is actually being run by S105+125 today, which is weird as Anytrip is still showing load info for this train.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby sunnyyan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Got a ride on B1 today. They still haven't fixed the super loud announcements and the bug with the screens displaying nothing.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby grog » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:47 pm

Just saw B5 travel through Redfern platform 8 under test, doors briefly opened and closed before it continued on.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby sunnyyan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:22 pm

On B4 today, loud announcements have been fixed, however the screens still have the timeout issue (screens sometimes go blank). This time the guard noticed and fixed it (by manually playing an announcement). Also an issue with one end of N1804 having all doors broken. Intercarriage door was locked open and external doors were turned off.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:06 pm

The Bs seem to be running on T2 Parramatta services of an afternoon. Passed three operating down services between Parra and Newtown yesterday afternoon.

B5 was on the eastern departure road, B6 was in the western sidings.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Swift » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:39 pm

Someone was prophetic in 2012. Scroll down to see picture.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:51 pm

Reminds me of Japan, where a lot of trains were colour coded for the lines they run on. Used to be full paint jobs, but more likely just striping on SS or Aluminium these days.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby andy_centralcoast » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:44 am

Finally caught one of the new B sets! Does anyone know why the DVA is so loud on them?
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:02 am

The guard should be able to control the volume level.

Send in a complaint.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby neilrex » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:09 pm

Pandering to the disabled.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boxythingy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:38 pm

HI! THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE THIS LOUD SO YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT A BRAND NEW TRAIN WITH WORKING SPEAKERS AND NOT MUFFLED TANGARA ONES. :?:
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:49 pm

B7 at Auburn today
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby sunnyyan » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:14 pm

Loud announcements still only fixed on B4. All other sets still have very loud announcements.
Also, they appeared to have fixed the timeout issue on the screens.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby marcnut1996 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:03 pm

These past two weeks, a B train always ran the T2 8.32 am Central service to Leppington. This contrasts with the S train that comes 2 minutes before to Ashfield.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:51 pm

I saw a report a couple of weeks ago that 13 sets had been delivered to Cardiff.

But so far only 7 have made it to Sydney, and only 5 in service.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby mandonov » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 pm

Yeah there was about 3 there when I went past a fortnight ago
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:07 pm

There has been a report that B6 is the 6th one in service.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby swtt » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:12 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:There has been a report that B6 is the 6th one in service.


Confirmed. Was able to catch a ride in it without realising it was its First Day of Revenue Service today!

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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:32 pm

B6 was out the back of AMF with 3 other sets at around 16.30 today
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Swift » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:45 pm

I normally detest the government blowing their own trumpet, but I like that 24 NEW TRAINS plastered on the side of N1906 in the pic. brings me back to the days of the Wran era when they put signs like this on milestone trains and buses. Brings a bit of pride and optimism to the city.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:57 am

B8 delivered and now in "test mode" at AMF
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:05 pm

B9 has arrived at Auburn in A set livery.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby mandonov » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:47 pm

15 S Set cars being transferred for scrapping from 8:00 in the video.

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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Swift » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:48 pm

I saw my first B train going through Petersham on the Inner West line, headed for Parramatta on Thursday about 4:00pm. It was B2.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:20 pm

I'm guessing the 16th S Car carriage is the one thats parked up with its pan up at Flemington on it's own?
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