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High Capacity Metro Train testing at Rushall

In January 2021 a number of High Capacity Metro Trains were sent on the Mernda line as far as Reservoir, in order to test how the new trains would handle the curve at Rushall, the sharpest on Melbourne's rail network.

And success - HCMT set 3 and 4 coupled up in the middle of the Rushall curve

21 January 2021 00:55 AM
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Now it is the turn of HCMT set 4 to couple up at Rushall

21 January 2021 00:55 AM
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HCMT set 3 drives clear after the two trains have been uncoupled at Rushall

21 January 2021 00:51 AM
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And success at Rushall - the two HCMT sets are now uncoupled

21 January 2021 00:45 AM
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Stopped at the sharpest point of the Rushall curve, and testing staff ready to uncouple the two HCMT sets

21 January 2021 00:44 AM
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Testing staff inspect the couplers between the two HCMT sets at Rushall

21 January 2021 00:41 AM
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HCMT set 3 coupled to set 4 at Rushall

21 January 2021 00:38 AM
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With the combined train clear of the curve, set 3 ready to head back in the down direction

21 January 2021 00:25 AM
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Combined 14-car HCMT train heads through the Rushall curve very slowly

21 January 2021 00:08 AM
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HCMT train heads through the Rushall curve very slowly

21 January 2021 00:05 AM
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HCMT set 3 trails the 14-car train out of Northcote on the up

20 January 2021 23:29 PM
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HCMT set 4 coupled to set 3 to form a 14-car train headed through Northcote on the up

20 January 2021 23:28 PM
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14-car HCMT train waiting outside Northcote before entering the test site at Rushall

20 January 2021 23:27 PM
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HCMT set 3 trails the 14-car train through Preston on the up

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20 January 2021 22:44 PM
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HCMT set 4 coupled to set 3 to form a 14-car train headed through Preston on the up

20 January 2021 22:44 PM
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HCMT set 4 leads the 14-car train through Preston on the up

20 January 2021 22:44 PM
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HCMT set 3 and 4 now coupled together to form a 14-car train

20 January 2021 22:30 PM
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HCMT set 3 and 4 now coupled together to form a 14-car train

20 January 2021 22:27 PM
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HCMT set 3 closes in on set 4 at Regent

With a few railfans also out to capture the event

20 January 2021 22:27 PM
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Opening the coupler door on the front of HCMT set 4

20 January 2021 22:24 PM
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Opening the coupler door on the front of HCMT set 4

20 January 2021 22:24 PM
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Hand drawn distance measurements on the side of HCMT set 3

20 January 2021 22:24 PM
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HCMT set 3 and 4 waiting at Regent before coupling up to form a 14-car train

20 January 2021 22:18 PM
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HCMT set 3 arrives into Regent to form a 14-car train

20 January 2021 22:13 PM
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