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HCMT High Capacity Signalling testing at Epping

In 2019 work started on the installation of trial High Capacity Signalling equipment between Epping and South Morang stations. A pair of X'Trapolis trains completed the initial testing from September 2020, with High Capacity Metro Trains entering the test program from August 2021.

HCMT set 18 fired up at Epping Workshops, ready for another night of High Capacity Signalling testing

Monday 25 October 2021 19:51 PM
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HCMT set 18 fired up at Epping Workshops, ready for another night of High Capacity Signalling testing

Monday 25 October 2021 20:06 PM
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HCMT set 18 heads onto the mainline from Epping Workshops, ready for another night of HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:40 PM
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HCMT set 18 on arrival at South Morang

Ready to perform a 'sweep' on the line to Epping before HCS testing can commence

Monday 25 October 2021 20:52 PM
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Dustcovers protect the seats of HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:53 PM
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'Test train DO NOT BOARD" signage onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:53 PM
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Open equipment cabinet onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:53 PM
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Dustcovers protect the seats of HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:54 PM
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Open equipment cabinet onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:55 PM
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Open equipment cabinet onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:55 PM
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Open equipment cabinet onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:55 PM
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Net covers a saloon door of HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:56 PM
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Net covers a saloon door of HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:56 PM
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Empty gaps beneath a carriage door on HCMT set 18

HCMT fitted with train mounted gap fillers are not to be operated on corridors where PGF (platform mounted gap fillers) are fitted at an offset of 1490mm from track centerline (Burnley and Clifton Hill Group)

Monday 25 October 2021 20:56 PM
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Empty equipment cabinet onboard HCMT set 18 during HCS testing on the Mernda line

Monday 25 October 2021 20:57 PM
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'Buses replace trains on the Mernda line for Metro Tunnel Project works' signage at South Morang station

In place to permit High Capacity Signalling testing between Epping and South Morang

Monday 25 October 2021 20:58 PM
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HCMT set 18 awaiting departure time from South Morang

Monday 25 October 2021 20:59 PM
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Norming point tag between the rails at the up end of South Morang

A passive RFID tag that provides location data to the CBTC system onboard a train

Monday 25 October 2021 21:31 PM
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Norming point tag between the rails in the platform at South Morang

A passive RFID tag that provides location data to the CBTC system onboard a train

Monday 25 October 2021 21:35 PM
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HCMT set 18 awaiting departure time from South Morang

Monday 25 October 2021 21:46 PM
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HCMT set 18 departs South Morang on a 'sweep' on the line to Epping

The line needs to be confirmed as clear before HCS testing can commence

Monday 25 October 2021 21:56 PM
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HCMT set 18 arrives back into Epping platform 1 following a 'sweep' move from South Morang

Monday 25 October 2021 22:04 PM
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Signal EPP126 at Epping showing stop for HCMT set 18 during HCS testing towards South Morang

Monday 25 October 2021 22:07 PM
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Signal EPP126 at Epping is extinguished, indicating to the driver of HCMT set 18 to proceed according to CBTC cab signalling aspects

Monday 25 October 2021 22:08 PM
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