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Melbourne suburban Digital Train Radio System

The GSM-R based Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) replaced the analogue Urban Train Radio System (UTRS) used for communication on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Approximately 100 base stations make up the system with more than 70 new towers added to cover the network. Work stated in September 2009 and was completed in 2011, with trials of the on train equipment starting in 2012.

'Before painting this hut please contact VicTrack' notice on an equipment hut

Sunday 27 March 2022 07:27 AM
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Generator changeover switch for the VicTrack radio tower at North Melbourne Junction

Sunday 27 March 2022 07:27 AM
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GSR-R radio repeater beneath the station concourse at Mentone station

Tuesday 23 November 2021 13:17 PM
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Servicing the GSM-R radio tower at Croydon

Tuesday 13 July 2021 11:55 AM
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Servicing the GSM-R radio tower at Ringwood East

Tuesday 13 July 2021 11:52 AM
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GSM-R base station and tower located away from the railway at Auburn

Tuesday 13 July 2021 11:24 AM
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Generator input and changeover switch retrofitted to the GSM-R base station at Albion

Thursday 10 June 2021 16:10 PM
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Eltek 'Rectiverter' UPS unit retrofitted to the GSM-R base station at Albion

Thursday 10 June 2021 16:10 PM
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GSR-R radio antennas beneath the Furlong Road overpass at Ginifer

Sunday 8 December 2019 13:50 PM
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GSM-R base station north of Middle Gorge station

Sunday 20 January 2019 10:11 AM
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DTRS (digital radio) equipment box added beneath the seats of an X'Trapolis train

The gear is located opposite the existing VICERS and CCTV control boxes, on the right side of the carriage when looking forward

Thursday 24 July 2014 07:31 AM
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GSM-R antenna installed beneath the Chapel Street bridge on the Sandringham line at Windsor

Tuesday 22 July 2014 08:43 AM
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Digital Train Radio System equipment cabinet installed in the saloon of Comeng 464M

Friday 10 January 2014 08:49 AM
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Middle motor cars of the Siemens train used for GSM-R testing: 704M and 735M don't have any antennas

Wednesday 2 May 2012 17:31 PM
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Siemens 703M with trial GSM-R antennas fitted above the cab

The devil must be stalking me...

Thursday 23 February 2012 17:58 PM
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Another look at the 'Devil horns' on the Siemens with GSM-R equipment

Monday 20 February 2012 08:53 AM
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'Devil horns' on Siemens 703M - antennas for the new GSM-R radio system being trialled

Friday 10 February 2012 08:59 AM
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Equipment box for the new GSM-R radio system, located inside Siemens 736M, replacing two fold down seats

Friday 10 February 2012 08:54 AM
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New GSM-R base station and tower at Lyndhurst

Saturday 7 May 2011 12:58 PM
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GSM-R radio equipment in the City Loop

The thick black cable is a leaky coax antenna, the blue one is a fibre optic cable

Friday 29 April 2011 08:54 AM
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Looking down the Northern Loop from Flagstaff, new GSM-R radio equipment recently installed

Friday 29 April 2011 08:54 AM
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New GSM-R radio tower at Newport

Saturday 19 March 2011 17:06 PM
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Standard equipment layout for the new GSM-R towers, L to R: circuit breaker box, radio equipment cabinet, and the mast itself

Monday 1 November 2010 14:05 PM
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GSM-R equipment cabinet still being finished off at Brunswick

Monday 1 November 2010 14:05 PM
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