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X'Trapolis test run to Craigieburn

After the last train on 19 January 2011, set 33M-34M + 35M-36M headed slowly to Craigieburn in order to clear the route for X'Trapolis trains.

The test train arrived at Kensington a little early: the last passenger service still needed to pass through

January 20, 2011 00:18 AM
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Passing through the platform at Kensington: X'Trapolis trains have already been cleared as far as the racecourse

January 20, 2011 00:25 AM
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Crawling along at walking pace at Ascot Vale: staff checking the platform clearances

January 20, 2011 00:30 AM
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Slowing down for Essendon station

January 20, 2011 00:40 AM
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Stopped over the Buckley Street level crossing, so the staff can leave the cab

January 20, 2011 00:40 AM
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Crawling along the platform at Essendon

January 20, 2011 00:41 AM
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All clear at Essendon

January 20, 2011 00:42 AM
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Inspecting the platform at Strathmore

January 20, 2011 00:50 AM
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Inspecting the platform at Strathmore

January 20, 2011 00:51 AM
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18M leads another test run to Craigieburn, running at something resembling normal line speed

January 21, 2011 10:40 AM
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Between Broadmeadows and Coolaroo stations on the down

January 21, 2011 10:41 AM
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Headed to Craigieburn to test out the new train wash

January 21, 2011 10:41 AM
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