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Australia All aboard: first new passenger trains set to enter service in Sydney

02:36  13 july  2018
02:36  13 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Sydney Trains has had to press the S- set trains into service more often in order to put on extra weekly services rolled out as part of a new timetable in Sydney Trains executive director Tony Eid said the main the reason S- sets were pressed back into service on lines in the south west was

The first B set was unveiled in Auburn in March 2018 and the trains are yet to enter service until they pass their testing stages, proven to be reliable and have been approved by Sydney Trains to run on the network. " All aboard : first new passenger trains set to enter service in Sydney ".

Train driver Adam Ghamrawi at the controls of a new Waratah train at Olympic Park.© James Alcock Train driver Adam Ghamrawi at the controls of a new Waratah train at Olympic Park. They look like one of Sydney's existing Waratah trains, and feel and travel like one.

For passengers, about the only noticeable difference of the 24 new Waratah B-sets from the earlier versions are the orange-coloured exterior of the driver cabins and tweaks to lighting in the carriages and their electronic information displays.

But with surging patronage stretching Sydney's rail network, the new trains will be a welcome relief, especially for commuters in the city's southwest.

They have had to endure more than their fair share of uncomfortable trips over summer on old S-sets, dubbed “sweat sets” because of their lack of air conditioning.

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Sydney Trains has needed to press the S- set trains into service extra usually with a purpose to placed on additional weekly providers rolled out as a part of a brand new timetable in November. The S- sets have been frequent on the South and Inside West, Bankstown and Airport and East Hills strains.

The commute should hopefully become a bit easier for some Sydney residents, with the new Waratah trains to enter service in the coming weeks. There are a total of 24 new trains , which will be a welcome addition for those travelling to and from Sydney 's south west. This area has been arguably

The first of the new Waratah trains – designed in Australia but built in China as part of a $1.7 billion contract – will enter service on Sydney's rail network in the next two weeks.

The first of 24 new Waratah trains is expected to begin passenger services within the next two weeks.© James Alcock The first of 24 new Waratah trains is expected to begin passenger services within the next two weeks. With five already in the country, the rollout of the new trains on the network will be sped up over the next nine months, allowing Sydney Trains to finally retire the dreaded S-sets.

Sydney Trains has had to press the S-set trains into service more often in order to put on extra weekly services rolled out as part of a new timetable in November. The S-sets have been common on the South and Inner West, Bankstown and Airport and East Hills lines.

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The Sydney Trains A set or Waratah is a class of electric multiple unit trains operated by Sydney Trains in Sydney , New South Wales, Australia. " All aboard : first new passenger trains set to enter service in Sydney ". The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Sydney Trains executive director Tony Eid said the main the reason S-sets were pressed back into service on lines in the south-west was because of the “massive growth” in demand from passengers in the north-western corridor where newer types were needed.

“The S-set is slow to respond reliably – it takes longer to open and close doors, and it doesn't carry as many people as the other trains do. But what is important is that when these [Waratah] B-sets come into service they will go straight into the south-west,” he said.

On Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance rode on one of three new Waratah trains which are undergoing testing on the network.

While the government has an option to buy 45 extra Waratah trains, Ms Berejiklian said it would need to consider the impact a new multibillion-dollar metro rail line had on the existing network before any decision was made on a new purchase.

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The commute should hopefully become a bit easier for some Sydney residents, with the new Waratah trains to enter service in the coming weeks. This area has been arguably the hardest hit by last November's timetable change, with old trains brought out of retirement to meet demand.

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance check out the driver's compartment in the new train.© James Alcock Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance check out the driver's compartment in the new train. Ms Berejiklian said the new type of Waratah trains – each eight carriages long – was “more customer friendly”, featuring electronic information boards.

“It's really a better version of what is already a good train,” she said.

The Waratah train types will soon comprise well over half the Sydney Trains fleet.

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