X’Trapolis 2.0 announcement

 
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
I like the open layout, but that's only a face a mother could love. I also think some sort of shroud for the front coupler like the HCMTs. I also have to agree with the point about the "porthole" on the side of the drivers cab.

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  John.Z Assistant Commissioner

Looks like Perth has gone with the X'Trap 2.0 (C-Class in WA nomenclenture) to replace their ageing A-Class trains

https://www.metronet.wa.gov.au/projects/railcar-program

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
A nice modern look they have too.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It's certainly one of the better jobs of masking the modern frontal collision structures that I've seen.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
An X'Trap married a Siemens and a Perth train popped out?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Feast your eyes on this FOI request:

  notadriver Beginner

Airbag suspension here we come
  Jordy33 Station Master

My question is which line would the XTrap 2.0 run on? IMO it should run Clifton Hill Group considering all the lines getting extra capacity from MM1. Mernda and Hurstbridge trains were some of the more crowded pre-pandemic.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
My question is which line would the XTrap 2.0 run on? IMO it should run Clifton Hill Group considering all the lines getting extra capacity from MM1. Mernda and Hurstbridge trains were some of the more crowded pre-pandemic.
Jordy33
I think it should go to the Cross-City group and the Northern Group (excluding the Sunbury line) to replace the entire Comeng fleet and to add capacity.
  712M Chief Commissioner

IMO Mernda/Hurstbridge would be better off served by the HCMT moving forward, given the level of growth that this line is expecting between now and when MM2 is eventually built and the capacity issues between Clifton Hill and the city.  

This would allow the X’Trapolis 100s on that group to be cascaded to the Cross City (alongside the Siemens fleet) and Burnley Groups, and X’Trapolis 2.0 to serve Sandringham, Craigieburn, Upfield and eventually Wyndham Vale and Melton.
  Lockie91 Assistant Commissioner

IMO doesn't count for much.

MM1 Business case includes a fleet cascade plan, with "next gen suburban trains" going to Cross City Group and Craigieburn/Upfield. Semiens get moved to Sandringham, allowing for the retirement of the remaining Comengs. With some older units marked for retirement next year once the HCMTs are operating.

However, with nothing in the budget for new trains it will be a couple of years before we see any of this come into effect.

Lockie
  Jordy33 Station Master

IMO doesn't count for much.

MM1 Business case includes a fleet cascade plan, with "next gen suburban trains" going to Cross City Group and Craigieburn/Upfield. Semiens get moved to Sandringham, allowing for the retirement of the remaining Comengs. With some older units marked for retirement next year once the HCMTs are operating.

However, with nothing in the budget for new trains it will be a couple of years before we see any of this come into effect.

Lockie
Lockie91
Wouldn’t 36 6Car Siemens be very overkill for Sandringham? I’ll expect Craigieburn/Upfield to run an significant amount of the spare Siemens given Cross-City can run existing X’Trapolis + likely some X’Trapolis 2.0. Craigieburn and Upfield seem like they could be the last lines the Comengs would operate on with Siemens.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
IMO Mernda/Hurstbridge would be better off served by the HCMT moving forward, given the level of growth that this line is expecting between now and when MM2 is eventually built and the capacity issues between Clifton Hill and the city.  

This would allow the X’Trapolis 100s on that group to be cascaded to the Cross City (alongside the Siemens fleet) and Burnley Groups, and X’Trapolis 2.0 to serve Sandringham, Craigieburn, Upfield and eventually Wyndham Vale and Melton.
712M
Melton/Wyndham Vale would need to go HCMT since they will most likely be routed through MM1 which will have platform screen doors thus only train types with the same door position as those of the HCMT will be able to serve these lines.

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