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Siemens brake testing

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.

Sanding gear installed on carriage 2536T

February 21, 2011 13:57 PM

Alstom Comeng 538M and co at Newport

February 28, 2007 11:12 AM

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