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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 waiting at Epping for the first HCS test of the evening

Monday 25 October 2021 22:08 PM
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Flagman beside signal EPP116 at Epping due to the occupation towards South Morang

While signal EPP126 alongside is extinguished, indicating a train can proceed according to CBTC cab signalling aspects

Monday 25 October 2021 22:08 PM
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X'Trapolis 966M beside HCMT set 18 at Epping

Monday 25 October 2021 22:19 PM
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HCMT set 18 waiting at Epping for the first HCS test of the evening

Monday 25 October 2021 22:19 PM
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HCMT set 18 departs Epping for South Morang on the first HCS test of the evening

Monday 25 October 2021 22:23 PM
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STOP board beside signal EPP121 at the up end of the occupation

Monday 25 October 2021 22:24 PM
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Trackside Radio Assembly installed atop signal EPP121 at Epping

2.4 Ghz radio antennas that are part of the new communications-based train control (CBTC) system

Monday 25 October 2021 22:24 PM
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HCMT set 18 passes beneath the Pindari Avenue bridge in Epping on an up test run

Monday 25 October 2021 22:56 PM
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HCMT set 18 approaches signal T742 at stop on an up test run

The signal marks the up end of the 'Virtual Station' used to test station stops under the HCS system

Monday 25 October 2021 22:56 PM
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HCMT set 18 stops at the 'Virtual Station' on an up test run

Signal T742 marks the up end of the 'Virtual Station' used to test station stops under the HCS system

Monday 25 October 2021 22:57 PM
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CBTC Block Marker sign at the down end of the 'Virtual Station'

The 'Virtual Station' is used to test station stops under the HCS system

Monday 25 October 2021 23:00 PM
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Signal T742 at 'Virtual Station' extinguished for HCMT set 18 on an up test run

Indicating the train can proceed according to CBTC cab signalling aspects

Monday 25 October 2021 23:01 PM
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HCMT set 18 runs express through 'Virtual Station' on a down test run

Monday 25 October 2021 23:24 PM
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HCMT set 18 runs express through 'Virtual Station' on a down test run

Monday 25 October 2021 23:24 PM
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