Metro Train catches on fire at Dandenong

 
  Connex Station Master



As what Seven News' tweet says, a Comeng set has caught on fire at Dandenong. Carriage numbers unknown at this time...

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  Connex Station Master

UPADTE (6:18PM): Made out one of the carriages numbers to be either 516M or 518M. Not to sure which carriage caught on fire.

Possible sets:

515M-1108T-516M
518M-1126T-551M

Was coupled up to an unknown Alstom set.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Nothing in the main stream news even the yahoo7 website is silent.  Well at the present moment.  Thanks for sharing.
  Connex Station Master

@bevans: Your welcome. They did air a news story on it on 7 News over ten minutes ago.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
The fire appears to be on the outside of the carriage (ie some of the electrical running gear or something)?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The fire appears to be on the outside of the carriage (ie some of the electrical running gear or something)?
don_dunstan

According to a news report this was indeed the suspected cause.

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1028
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
The fire appears to be on the outside of the carriage (ie some of the electrical running gear or something)?

According to a news report this was indeed the suspected cause.

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1028
bevans
Most likely a Traction motor inflamed itself.

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