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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

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

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

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

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

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

November 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

November 30, 2009 09:56 AM
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Media still wandering around

November 30, 2009 09:56 AM
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Connex and Metro liveried X'Trapolis trains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 30, 2009 10:09 AM
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Still talking about something

November 30, 2009 10:09 AM
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