EDI/Bombardier Electric Multiple Unit(s) for Transperth

 
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
The first two sets, EMU 49/50 were tested on QR's North Coast Line so their construction and testing took longer than normal.  I'm not exactly sure how long it takes to construct a B Series EMU, however, I think it would take somewhere in the vacinity of 3 - 9 weeks.  One EMU is sent over to Perth every three weeks.

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  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Probably just 2 weeks
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
Probably just 2 weeks
"warailways"


I don't think so ...
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Saw EMU 70 sitting outside EDI on Sunday ...
"MichaelJ"


Whens that due to leave for WA?
"Australind"


It is probably due to depart QLD for WA soon.  I will tell you when it's heading south/west.
"MichaelJ"


Cheers for that Michael.
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
2/3 of the way there! 80 will be the last set and then they'll never return to Brisbane again Sad
"MichaelJ"



I remember reading somewhere some time ago that TransPerth had an option on a further 10 units after the initial firm order for 31 units. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Me and Michael J have seen PURD 69, 70 and 71 all under construction over the last few weeks at Maryborough.


Matt G
"matt_el3900"


yeah that was about right, i heard they cancelled like 3 or 4 extra sets since Gallop took over in 2001.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
2/3 of the way there! 80 will be the last set and then they'll never return to Brisbane again Sad
"MichaelJ"



I remember reading somewhere some time ago that TransPerth had an option on a further 10 units after the initial firm order for 31 units. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Me and Michael J have seen PURD 69, 70 and 71 all under construction over the last few weeks at Maryborough.


Matt G
"matt_el3900"


yeah that was about right, i heard they cancelled like 3 or 4 extra sets since Gallop took over in 2001.
"Auxodium"


Why have they done that for? Money????
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
EMU 70 will arrive in Perth,WA in the consist of SteelTrain #WP2 on Wednesday, 31 August, 2005.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
EMU 70 will arrive in Perth,WA in the consist of SteelTrain #WP2 on Wednesday, 31 August, 2005.
"MichaelJ"


Thanks Mike, I got wednesday off at this stage so I might go and get some photos.
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
For those who are interested, the new railcars will soon start coming out to the Forrestfield Wheel lathe for some lathe work.

I will post some times as soon as I know them.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

EMU 70 will arrive in Perth,WA in the consist of SteelTrain #WP2 on Wednesday, 31 August, 2005.
"MichaelJ"


What approximate time will this be coming through Midland?
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

WP2 usually through Midland around 06:30 to 07:00, however anywhere from 05:00 to 10:00. South Spur will then bring the railcar back to the workshops sometime that day.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

WP2 usually through Midland around 06:30 to 07:00, however anywhere from 05:00 to 10:00. South Spur will then bring the railcar back to the workshops sometime that day.
"nachoman"


Great. Would look a bit supicious if I hung around Midland for about 4-5 hours Sad
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Steph, do you drive?? If so, keep doing laps around midland, along Roe Highway and down Great Northern Highway.  It follows the railway line easily, and if you get "hot rail", its a nice fast road to beat the train to midland to get photos. Smile
  Steph Chief Train Controller

Nope, I don't drive yet unfortunately. Maybe I'll plan something for the next B that comes over.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Im hoping to get out there to see set 80 being delievered, our last B. Sad
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
http://903rail.fotopic.net/c571096_1.html

Some pics of 470 arriving at Forrestfield
  Midland Train Spotter Station Master

Location: Swan View
Youll be waiting a while  the last set number to be delivered on this order is #79 (31 sets)
Im hoping to get out there to see set 80 being delievered, our last B. Sad
"Mike_in_the_west"
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Cant Wait for the next series of EMUs after the Bs because next it will be the Cs.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
my money is on "B2 class".
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Cant Wait for the next series of EMUs after the Bs because next it will be the Cs.
"warailways"


Does anyone know when this will happen?
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
Cant Wait for the next series of EMUs after the Bs because next it will be the Cs.
"warailways"


Does anyone know when this will happen?
"Australind"


Probably not for a while yet!  The B Series isn't even complete yet, and Transperth have the option to get 10 more sets than the current order.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Cant Wait for the next series of EMUs after the Bs because next it will be the Cs.
"warailways"


Does anyone know when this will happen?
"Australind"


Probably not for a while yet!  The B Series isn't even complete yet, and Transperth have the option to get 10 more sets than the current order.
"MichaelJ"


Cheers Michael, would you know if transperth will take that option?
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
how is he supposed to know?!?!  Shocked

The "B2's" will probably be ordered around 10 years time once patrionage on the SSRL increases, just like what happened on the NSL.  In 1999, TransPerth purchased another 4 x A2 class.

There are differences between A1's and A2's...mainly the installation of cameras in the driver's cab, LED boards (Next station....Subiaco...then express to....City West) style things.  Braking systems also ring a bell?
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
how is he supposed to know?!?!  Shocked

The "B2's" will probably be ordered around 10 years time once patrionage on the SSRL increases, just like what happened on the NSL.  In 1999, TransPerth purchased another 4 x A2 class.

There are differences between A1's and A2's...mainly the installation of cameras in the driver's cab, LED boards (Next station....Subiaco...then express to....City West) style things.  Braking systems also ring a bell?
"Mike_in_the_west"


yeah well the A1's are now what 15 years old. they need to be replaced soon. Would that mean C's will be on the others and B2's when more are needed on the mandurah line? Surprised
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Not really.  Have a look at the EMU series on City Train in Brisbane.  They are over 20 years old!  Running perfect apparently!

The A's are slowly recieving complete overhauls, so they will have another 20 years in them too!  So the C's wont be coming for another 15-20 years mate!

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