Hitachi train?

 
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
First post but, I was just wondering but do Hitachi trains go on certain lines on certain days and certain times or do they only run on weekends? at certain times?

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  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11367220.htm
ChoooChoo
Oops, I should've looked more, thanks!
  mission_ridiculous Station Staff

Hitachis now only run on the Burnley (Belgrave, Lilydale, Glen Waverley, Alamein) and Clifton Hill (South Morang & Hurstbridge) groups.
  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

Hitachis now only run on the Burnley (Belgrave, Lilydale, Glen Waverley, Alamein) and Clifton Hill (South Morang & Hurstbridge) groups.
mission_ridiculous
They also run on the Caulfield...
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
They also run on the Caulfield...
ChoooChoo
What about Werribee?
  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

What about Werribee?
MrToastyy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/4671142?section=vic

They will soon run on the Frankston line after signalling upgrades.

Since Frankston services tend to form Werribee, I would say that line would follow as well
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/4671142?section=vic

They will soon run on the Frankston line after signalling upgrades.

Since Frankston services tend to form Werribee, I would say that line would follow as well
ChoooChoo
What do signalling upgrades to allow XTrapolis trains to run on the Frankston line have to do with Hitachi trains?

Hitachi trains have run on the Frankston line for the good part of 35 years.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/4671142?section=vic

They will soon run on the Frankston line after signalling upgrades.

Since Frankston services tend to form Werribee, I would say that line would follow as well
"ChoooChoo"

Gee, if I lived in Frankston and watched $100m spent on my railway line, I would be mighty unhappy if the result was running a Hitachi on the service.  

I'm sure they ran down that line for years when they were new. The upgrade is going to mean X'Trapolis can be used, they having a central driving position and needing signalling (and mirrors and CCTV) adjustments but there's no reason I know of why a Hitachi couldn't be used now.  But they choose, sensibly, to limit the number of lines on which they run.

Of course, I might be very wrong. I don't know much at all...
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/frankston-line-funding-flagged-in-budget/4671142?section=vic

They will soon run on the Frankston line after signalling upgrades.

Since Frankston services tend to form Werribee, I would say that line would follow as well
ChoooChoo
Its always bothered me that Werribee station has a small little food kiosk that has a poster of an X'trapolis train heading towards Werribee but now with the signal upgrades for X'trapolis trains on the Bayside lines it shouldn't bother me.

Thanks for the help!
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Hitachi trains should run only as and when required to avoid the cancellation of a service if no other set is available.  Only three trains remain available for service and the best chance of finding one is to wait at Flinders Street in the mid afternoon as the peak builds up.

They do appear on the Frankston line quite frequently as well as the others mentioned.  I have noted two sets at Frankston in the past few days alone.  

If you're troubled by the "wrong sort of train" being used on a poster at Werribee consider this - the refreshment kiosk there is built from part of crashed Comeng car 388M .....
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
I was assuming if someone said they run on the Caulfield that that included Frankston. Pre 2007 (and the last few days of 06) and post about 2004 (when Connex took over the whole network), the Hitachis were the only trains that ran system wide.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
There was an Hitachi on the Werribee line yesterday.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Does it run on Weekends at peak hour times? I'm dead set about getting on this train and riding it the whole day, I vagualy remember getting on it as a child.
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
Typically they don't run on weekends, though it does happen on occasion. Your best bet to ride on one is to hang around Flinders Street on a weekday and wait for one to show up.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Typically they don't run on weekends, though it does happen on occasion. Your best bet to ride on one is to hang around Flinders Street on a weekday and wait for one to show up.
Melbournesparks
Oh, I'll try see if one runs tomorrow around peak hour times.



thankss
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Hitachi trains should run only as and when required to avoid the cancellation of a service if no other set is available.  Only three trains remain available for service and the best chance of finding one is to wait at Flinders Street in the mid afternoon as the peak builds up.
Gwiwer

There was 4 in service sets side by side at Epping yards a couple of weeks ago
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Going to be at Flinders st station on friday at around 5:00-5:30 should I be looking forward to getting on one since its peak hour and they mostly run on peak hour?
  Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream
Going to be at Flinders st station on friday at around 5:00-5:30 should I be looking forward to getting on one since its peak hour and they mostly run on peak hour?
MrToastyy
A decent chance, I'd broaden your time range a bit though...  There'll be a man on the Spencer St end of platforms 4/5 with a clipboard who will know more than most about where they are and when they should be arriving back at Flinders St...

They run everywhere, and can run at any time including weekends.  I've taken one to Belgrave and Sunbury recently...
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
A decent chance, I'd broaden your time range a bit though...  There'll be a man on the Spencer St end of platforms 4/5 with a clipboard who will know more than most about where they are and when they should be arriving back at Flinders St...

They run everywhere, and can run at any time including weekends.  I've taken one to Belgrave and Sunbury recently...
Skipdaddyo
Ill just have to go speak to that man, thanks for telling me that!
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Got on one at 7:50PM today and got off at camberwell!
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner

A decent chance, I'd broaden your time range a bit though...  There'll be a man on the Spencer St end of platforms 4/5 with a clipboard who will know more than most about where they are and when they should be arriving back at Flinders St...

They run everywhere, and can run at any time including weekends.  I've taken one to Belgrave and Sunbury recently...
Skipdaddyo

Don't even bother. They can't tell you anything. Their resources are the same timetable that you use. And they can't even memorise it either.

They are just paid to look helpful, they are nothing of the sort.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
They are just paid to look helpful, they are nothing of the sort.
Michaelje
Are you suggesting that they are not helpful to enthusiasts due to their lack of specific train information, or that they are not helpful to customers? As a frequent visitor to Melbourne who has no idea where anything is, I would be interested to know which.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Don't even bother. They can't tell you anything. Their resources are the same timetable that you use. And they can't even memorise it either.

They are just paid to look helpful, they are nothing of the sort.
Michaelje
I spoke to that man and he told me there was an Hitachi on shunt, then an Hitachi doing a Ringwood service, he helped a lot and I got on the Ringwood service.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Raichase, I think Skipdaddyo is referring to a rail enthusiast who gets an unflattering mention in this thread.
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