The upgraded Tangaras:
-Have new LCD passenger information displays just like the B Sets. While they were testing it had “Welcome aboard” followed by the Sydney Trains logo displayed. (In Colour) There are two upstairs, two downstairs, and one on each end of the vestibule where they used to have the Tangara builder plate.
-Have fold up seats for customers in wheelchairs
-Have DVA to go with the displays
-Don’t have new seats. They remain the same, Ex G Sets still have the tall, reversible seats while the T Sets still have the fixed seating.
-Seemed to have upgraded lighting
-Can still operate in 4 Car formation, so they are not permanent 8 Car Sets.
-might have a new destination board, I couldn’t see it so it was either turned off or still broken.
-Have Security Cameras in the same location as the Waratahs.
-Have push button operated doors
-Have covered up the small hole above the doors (Already completed on all Tangara sets).
There could be more features which I have missed, if so please let me know.
The rest of the Tangara fleet will slowly be receiving the upgrade. Due to the delay of the upgrade, an extra 8 Car Tangara will be pulled out off service so that they can upgrade 4 x 4Ts at a time to accelerate the program. The roster for the 8 Car Tangara will be temporarily run by an 8 Car A Set, an 8 Car B Set will run for the 8 Car A Set (Run 86), an 8 Car K Set will run for the 8 Car B Set (Run 7) and 2 x4Car S Sets will run for the 2 x 4Car K Sets on the Olympic Park Line (Run L1/L2). After T72 and T106 enter service another 8 Car Tangara will be taken off to join the other 8 Car Tangara (4x4T), this will continue until all the T Sets have recieved the upgrade.