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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Tue May 29, 2018 10:41 am

It appears that, so far, these pens are only in the inner end compartments of power cars. Nothing to indicate their existence or locations.

Not many people would be prepared to use them unless they were seated in the same area, where they could keep watch over them.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby MLVD » Tue May 29, 2018 9:11 pm

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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby cityrailwaratah a13 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:17 pm

Does anyone know when there meant to arrive in service will b1 or b2 enter first
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:39 pm

I think November has been mentioned as the start date. Is there a new timetable coming out then?

There should be more sets available by then, so it would only be a technicality as to which is the "first".
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:20 pm

I have also seen July mentioned in Wiki but no source was given. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Trains_A_set
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Aurora » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:31 pm

The new timetable starting September has some B Set services listed.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Transtopic » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:35 pm

Aurora wrote:The new timetable starting September has some B Set services listed.
Obviously coinciding with the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link shutdown.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby MLVD » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Report on Nine about the B-Sets, has the screens in action: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1017326705155792897
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Bus883&1022 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 pm

MLVD wrote:Report on Nine about the B-Sets, has the screens in action: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1017326705155792897


In that video, I saw words on the internal desto on the Upper Deck that looked like they're typed up on a computer, Must be tiny LED lights.

Besides that, The tour inside a new B set would Be really interesting in that Video.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby stupid_girl » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:49 pm

Aurora wrote:The new timetable starting September has some B Set services listed.

Is the new timetable just extending Epping terminators to Hornsby or a complete rewrite from scratch?
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby swtt » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:16 pm

stupid_girl wrote:
Aurora wrote:The new timetable starting September has some B Set services listed.

Is the new timetable just extending Epping terminators to Hornsby or a complete rewrite from scratch?


Sector 3A (Northern/Shore) rewrite. The train paths are already there - though there are some slight reductions in frequency (19 trains/hr to 18 trains/hr?) north of North Sydney in the PM peak I believe.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Aurora » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:41 am

stupid_girl wrote:
Aurora wrote:The new timetable starting September has some B Set services listed.

Is the new timetable just extending Epping terminators to Hornsby or a complete rewrite from scratch?

It is a reconfiguration (an update) with ECRL gone and Epping to Hornsby needing to be reconnected with its southern half. Although not just a simple extension of the Eppings in peak periods in line with plans for future timetables.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:05 am

B3 pottering around the AMF yard this morning.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boxythingy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:49 pm

On what day, at what time and where will the first B1 passenger service run?
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:59 am

Some clues were given about 3 posts earlier.

Very hard to predict when B1 might be rostered in
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby idontknow556 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Has B1 or B2 completed testing yet?
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:38 pm

B2 has been regularly seen outside, haven't seen B1 for a while, B3 comes out occasionally.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby MLVD » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:00 pm

B3 is out tonight.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm

This is B2 sitting on platform 1 at Campbelltown station this afternoon at 12:43 it looked like they were training train crews and doing some daytime testing
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby idontknow556 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:37 pm

A bit more than a month to go till they're in service providing that they enter service on the first day of the new timetable.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby stupid_girl » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:33 pm

idontknow556 wrote:A bit more than a month to go till they're in service providing that they enter service on the first day of the new timetable.

I don't think it is a good idea to get B set in passenger run on the same day of a new timetable.
On 30 Sep, many things could potentially go wrong and Sydney Trains needs to allocate a lot of resources to monitor.
I doubt if they want to monitor an extra item.

They can issue STN to get B set in service on any other day and get someone cut the rope.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby idontknow556 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:29 pm

It's almost Spring and Summer and none of them are in service yet. I guess that we will be stuck with S Sets this summer.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby boronia » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:47 pm

There was a couple of locos in AMF yesterday morning (48+C) so possibly B4 has arrived?

Sets 1, 2, 3 and possibly 4 should be available for service by end of September. IIRC, when the As were being delivered, they were allocated roster positions, but older sets filled in until an A was available.
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Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Postby Bus883&1022 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:08 pm

idontknow556 wrote:It's almost Spring and Summer and none of them are in service yet. I guess that we will be stuck with S Sets this summer.


I doubt We’d be stuck with the S sets, The B sets have been testing and we’re talking MONTHS now so the first should be in service by the next month or two
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