Fastest Metro Section

 
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
What is the fastest Metro section? From my observations it is between Dandenong - Lynbrook. Sometimes the train is absolutely flying through there, doing well over 100kmh. Some of the drivers really floor it down there.

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  reubstar6 Chief Train Controller

Roxburgh Park to Craigieburn can be pretty fast in my experience.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Diggers Rest-Sunbury would have to be a contender as the only Class 1 track on the electrified network.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The old comeng used to run very fast under the overhead on the downside of Pakenham
  slowcoach Locomotive Driver

Between Newport and Laverton along "The Straight" through former Paisley and Galvin stations.
  penguin2233 Locomotive Driver

Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne VIC
Roxburgh Park to Craigieburn can be pretty fast in my experience.
reubstar6
Not from roxy to craigieburn, go from craigieburn to roxy at 3pm, it is flying
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Diggers Rest-Sunbury would have to be a contender as the only Class 1 track on the electrified network.
potatoinmymouth
Watergardens to Sunbury mate.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Watergardens to Sunbury mate.
railblogger

Apparently my brain to keyboard adapter wasn't working that day.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Diggers Rest-Sunbury would have to be a contender as the only Class 1 track on the electrified network.
Watergardens to Sunbury mate.
railblogger
Sydenham to Sunbury
  stooge spark Train Controller

I do believe that the Narre Warren - Berwick section is very fast.
Well, at least it felt like it the first time I traveled along it.
  jakar Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Diggers Rest-Sunbury would have to be a contender as the only Class 1 track on the electrified network.
Watergardens to Sunbury mate.
Sydenham to Sunbury
Nightfire
If we're talking purely track speed then Diggers Rest to Sunbury on the DOWN, and Diggers Rest to almost Watergardens* on the UP are both 160. Watergardens to Diggers Rest on the DOWN, Sunbury to Diggers Rest on the UP,  Newport-ish to Werribee and Broadmeadows to Craigieburn are 130, Dandenong to Pakenham + Cranbourne is 115. Max speed for a spark on all these sections is 115.

*In railway land its Watergardens, not Sydenham.
  Lockie91 Train Controller

A ride on a Comeng from Watergardens to Sunbury will just about shake the living daylights out of you. 115km is like hopping in your washing machine for a spin cycle. Siemens are only marginal better.
  NR61 Station Staff

I wonder how the Hitachis fared on a class 1 main line track at maximum speed when they ventured out to Sunbury.

Now the HCMT would be interesting, their top speed is 130km/h. Smooth ride maybe. But will they do that speed between Watergardens-Sunbury, Dandenong-Lynbrook and Pakenham-Cardinia Road/Officer/Dandenong?
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

I wonder how the Hitachis fared on a class 1 main line track at maximum speed when they ventured out to Sunbury.

Now the HCMT would be interesting, their top speed is 130km/h. Smooth ride maybe. But will they do that speed between Watergardens-Sunbury, Dandenong-Lynbrook and Pakenham-Cardinia Road/Officer/Dandenong?
NR61
Probably not. All electric trains are limited to 115km/h in those sections. Also, would you really want different timetables for the same service but different train types?
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Reading this thread, reminded me of something that happened quite a few decades ago. In the early days of emu's running beyond Dandenong to Pakenham, off-peak services were frequently run as shuttle services beyond Dandenong usually by a 2 car Hitachi. One night, I found myself riding the last down train for the night. Before leaving Dandenong, the driver stuck his head in the door of the car and asked where the two or three passengers were getting off. I was headed for Berwick and my fellow passengers were for stops beyond Berwick. I had an idea why we were asked for our destination, so I checked the time we started off. Sure enough, the driver gave it full throttle! We raced through Hallam, flew through Narre Warren, and came to a stop at Berwick a mere seven and a half minutes after leaving Dandenong, which works out to be about 107 Kmph average speed!Very Happy
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
I have to agree with Dandenong to Cranbourne. I was on a hitachi years ago (I think it still had bayside logos on it) and it was absolutely flying down there. Probably my favorite memory of those trains.
  tayser Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I wonder how the Hitachis fared on a class 1 main line track at maximum speed when they ventured out to Sunbury.

Now the HCMT would be interesting, their top speed is 130km/h. Smooth ride maybe. But will they do that speed between Watergardens-Sunbury, Dandenong-Lynbrook and Pakenham-Cardinia Road/Officer/Dandenong?
Probably not. All electric trains are limited to 115km/h in those sections. Also, would you really want different timetables for the same service but different train types?
Madjikthise

Maybe not when they (finally) start filtering on to the network, but when Melbourne Metro Tunnel opens and the fleet is dedicated to the Pakenham/Cranbourne-Sunbury lines, might we see speed increases?
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

I wonder how the Hitachis fared on a class 1 main line track at maximum speed when they ventured out to Sunbury.

Now the HCMT would be interesting, their top speed is 130km/h. Smooth ride maybe. But will they do that speed between Watergardens-Sunbury, Dandenong-Lynbrook and Pakenham-Cardinia Road/Officer/Dandenong?
Probably not. All electric trains are limited to 115km/h in those sections. Also, would you really want different timetables for the same service but different train types?
Madjikthise
In qld, we have several trains that have 100,130 and 140 km/h top speeds all with differing accelerations on several lines which have a speed limit of 140km/h which means the timetable has to be done to the slowest trains. A bit annoying but it means better on time runnign when the faster trains are used.

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