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Metro Trains Melbourne launch

X'Trapolis 863M-1632T-864M-897M-1649T-898M was stickered into the new 'Metro' livery for the first day. Held on platform 1 at Flinders Street Station, Premier John Brumby and Transport Minister Lynne Kosky were in attendance, along with MTM management. The train left late because the media were interviewing the politicians, but they ended up being left behind.

X'Trapolis 863M-1632T-864M-897M-1649T-898M departing Newport in the new livery

30 November 2009 09:01 AM
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Do you want any more people in the cab?

30 November 2009 09:01 AM
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They didn't clean the bogies or underframe however...

30 November 2009 09:01 AM
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Mostly white with blue ends and doors

30 November 2009 09:01 AM
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Tail end of the new liveried set

30 November 2009 09:01 AM
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A Hitachi blocks the view of new liveried 863M at Flinders Street

30 November 2009 09:45 AM
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Clifton Hill passengers get dumped in the dungeon of platform 14 to make room for the launch

30 November 2009 09:46 AM
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Another trainload of dumped passengers - at least they have a new 'Metro' headboard

30 November 2009 09:52 AM
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The new train in platform 1

30 November 2009 09:53 AM
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New and old at Flinders Street

30 November 2009 09:54 AM
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Brumby and Kosky posing for the media in front of 863M

30 November 2009 09:55 AM
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Waiting around at Flinders Street

30 November 2009 09:56 AM
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Media still wandering around

30 November 2009 09:56 AM
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Connex and Metro liveried X'Trapolis trains pass at Flinders Street Station

30 November 2009 09:57 AM
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Livery treatment on the centre doors of each carriage

30 November 2009 09:58 AM
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Livery details on the end of the M cars

30 November 2009 09:59 AM
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On each T car the blue forms an arrow pointing towards the front

30 November 2009 09:59 AM
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New and old X'Trapolis liveries

30 November 2009 10:01 AM
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John Brumby stridles along the platform

30 November 2009 10:04 AM
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Metro branded 'power operated door' sticker

30 November 2009 10:04 AM
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You can see where the Connex stripe was removed, the paintwork already damaged by rocks

30 November 2009 10:07 AM
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Brumby, Kosky, and the MTM managers in multi-coloured ties

30 November 2009 10:09 AM
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Brumby and Kosky address the media

30 November 2009 10:09 AM
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Still talking about something

30 November 2009 10:09 AM
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