Finally - 3 car XTraps

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wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria

It's school holidays. Three car XTrap started running under the new timetable on Sunday. Why does it take until Tuesday for someone to post about it here? Laughing

Some pics from Camberwell today:

 
xtrap_heaven Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne's Train Network

Some nice pics wongm! Good work Well Done

 
railfan2565 Junior Train Controller

hi there good pics in of the the pics it looks like a 6 car one is there a 3 car there or not?? thanks from railfan2565

 
574M - Moderator White Guru

Location: Shepparton

hi there good pics in of the the pics it looks like a 6 car one is there a 3 car there or not?? thanks from railfan2565

- railfan2565

Look again.

They is three carriage trains.

Shocked

 
Haydenthegunzel Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

One ran a down Belgrave today, and one Alamein.

 
up-side Station Master

Yeah I got glimps of 855M and friends on monday night doing a down run to somewhere:P Took a quick shot with my phone as well Smile

 
up-side Station Master

Yeah I got glimps of 855M and friends on monday night doing a down run to somewhere:P Took a quick shot with my phone as well Smile

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668M Chief Train Controller

Location: Eltham

I wouldn't get too excited. More flexibility to run 3 carriage trains probably will mean more 3 carriage operation of trains during shoulder peaks or even peaks on the Alamein line.

 
METROL Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne,Vic

When should we expect to see 3 car Siemens

 
wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria

They were running 3 car XTraps at 9:30am into Flinders Street - if you hang around Camberwell in the middle of the day you should run into one. Smile

 
Railfan9949 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere between Gembrook to Healesville to Seymour to Maldon

I wouldn't get too excited. More flexibility to run 3 carriage trains probably will mean more 3 carriage operation of trains during shoulder peaks or even peaks on the Alamein line.

- 668M

Highly unlikely.. seeing how much hot water Connex is in with "crush loads" running more 3 cars on high patronage line is only making the problem worse!  

But with this in mind and sort of answering your question do the line really need a 6 car operations for a short line with many connections tram services into the city running near this train line..

Especially for a "shuttle" service between Camberwell and Alamein

But you're concern with peak service doing the 3... but like i said above with crush load...

 
668M Chief Train Controller

Location: Eltham

I wouldn't get too excited. More flexibility to run 3 carriage trains probably will mean more 3 carriage operation of trains during shoulder peaks or even peaks on the Alamein line.

- 668M

Highly unlikely.. seeing how much hot water Connex is in with "crush loads" running more 3 cars on high patronage line is only making the problem worse!  

But with this in mind and sort of answering your question do the line really need a 6 car operations for a short line with many connections tram services into the city running near this train line..

Especially for a "shuttle" service between Camberwell and Alamein

But you're concern with peak service doing the 3... but like i said above with crush load...

- Railfan9949

Yeah the Alamein line is one where 3 carriages of peak and during shoulder peaks is acceptable. However, during peaks it is not normally good enough.

However, as for other lines, another type of train being available for breaking into 3 carriages probably can't mean that there are less options for Connex in running 3 instead of 6 carriage trains. As many folk know, some of the 3 carriage running that goes on isn't exactly appropriate.

 
Haydenthegunzel Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

One expressed empty through Flagstaff Platform 4 today, on an empty car movement. While I was waiting for a DOWN CGB.

Another was at FSS on a DOWN ALM.

 
locomotive Junior Train Controller

Three car Xtraps are indeed running the daily Alamein shuttles

 
IRAMOO Chief Train Controller

Location: Other

yeah i seen on Tuesday and Wednesday.

the 5.50 Alamein and 5.58 Riversdale, a both 3 cars , the set comes into Flinders St and Splits.

 
xtrap_heaven Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne's Train Network

A three car XTRAP ran the 18.49 down Alamein from Platform 6 at Flinders Street.

 
Ender Station Master

Location: Docklands, Melbourne

I've been seeing alot of shoulder-peak PM Glen Waverley services leaving Flinders St as 3 car X'trapolis last week and this week.

 
timbo Junior Train Controller

Location: Belgrave/lilydale line, on a hitachi

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

 
Metlink Chief Commissioner

Location: Camberwell Station or on Tram 109 or bus 302

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

- timbo



Id imagine X'Traps will mainly run on the Alamein line now since they are the newer model train. However time to time a Comeng will run the shuttles.

 
Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic

I took my 8 yr old son for a bike ride from East Camberwell to Darling today along the rail bike track. Saw an Alamein train at Burwood and my son had a go at me - "Dad, you told me that X Trips (what he calls them) can't have 3 carriages". He's heaps more observant than me cos I didn't even notice at first...

 
Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

- timbo



Id imagine X'Traps will mainly run on the Alamein line now since they are the newer model train. However time to time a Comeng will run the shuttles.

- Metlink

Each night bout 1/4 to 6, there is a three car Xtrap to Alamein from Flinders Street. I can now say I seen an Xtrap be divided.

 
Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

- timbo



Id imagine X'Traps will mainly run on the Alamein line now since they are the newer model train. However time to time a Comeng will run the shuttles.

- Metlink

Each night bout 1/4 to 6, there is a three car Xtrap to Alamein from Flinders Street. I can now say I seen an Xtrap be divided.

- Camster

6 cars come in and divide, 3 cars run to Alamein, and 3 cars run to Riversdale.

 
Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

- timbo

3 car Xtraps off peak and weekends on the Alamein line, and after 7pm on the Lilydale, Belgrave, and Glen Waverley lines.

 
fullofrubbish Assistant Commissioner

Location: Brunswick

Have there been any 3 car xtraps in revenue service on the epping or hurstbridge lines yet?

if not, is there any particular reason why or is it a case of that's just the way it is!  Shocked

 
Michaelje Chief Commissioner

didn't expect to see a 3 car xtrap set at Alamein. Will they be forever xtraps on weekends or will there still be comengs?

- timbo



Id imagine X'Traps will mainly run on the Alamein line now since they are the newer model train. However time to time a Comeng will run the shuttles.

- Metlink

Each night bout 1/4 to 6, there is a three car Xtrap to Alamein from Flinders Street. I can now say I seen an Xtrap be divided.

- Camster

6 cars come in and divide, 3 cars run to Alamein, and 3 cars run to Riversdale.

- Nexas

When that movement was done by Comengs, the sound of the air being released at point of seperation used to brown the pants of about 100 people on the platform!!!

 

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