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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:34 pm
by TLK
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in service when that time comes, but it will be a sad time for those who grew up catching the EMUs as they slowly get withdrawn.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:04 pm
by 1of55
NGR 708 709 arr 16 1 17-crop.jpg
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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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:54 am
by 1of55
Train 704 doing test runs today.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:13 am
by 1of55
703 seen testing on tracks this morning.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 am
by 1of55
NGR705 heading out on to the network with no test train stickers on the side.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 am
by Swift
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 pm
by Swift
That's how a commuter train should look. Non of these ugly proboscises that do nothing ( like a typical Australian premier these days).

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:38 am
by moreton
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?

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:22 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:47 pm
by 1of55
NGR 702 test train cruising very smoothly through Thomas St Station, still with load testing in some carriages but seats back in others.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:01 pm
by 1of55
NGR units 514 and 515 have arrived at the WMC coupled together towed behind diesel units.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:42 pm
by nathan1987
Any idea when sets will begin to go into service. I'm guessing the maintenance centre would be getting full now.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:28 pm
by Swift
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:04 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:41 am
by nathan1987
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:59 pm
by 1of55
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

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:31 pm
by 1of55
Collision this afternoon on the Wulkuraka Maintenance siding between NGR 15 and a battery vehicle with extensive damage to the front of the train and derailment of the first three cars.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:45 pm
by Swift
Who's the twerp that did it?

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:32 am
by 1of55
Getting NGR 715 back on the rails. Lot of Aurizion utes in attendance.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:50 am
by 1of55
Removal of NGR715 and battery shunter at Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:05 pm
by 1of55
NGR new units 716 and 718 coupled together pulled by a diesel have arrived at the WMC this afternoon.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:27 pm
by Swift
What has it been, 18 months. Doesn't this look embarrassing for QR yet? Maybe of they got the design brief right in the first place?
This is making Sydney Trains appear competent.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:54 pm
by 1of55
NGR units 708 and 713 seen stabled at Bowen Hills.