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Siemens train braking issues

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.

Sanding gear beneath a Siemens train

Monday 15 January 2018 08:32 AM
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Sanding gear on Siemens train 763M-2532T-764M - only one axle per bogie per side is fitted

Monday 21 February 2011 14:24 PM
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Sandbox, control equipment and discharge hose beneath a Siemens train

Monday 21 February 2011 13:57 PM
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Siemens train sanding gear has a Knorr Bremse badge on it: the same mob that supplied the brakes...

Monday 21 February 2011 13:57 PM
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The sanding gear is installed on both Siemens train T car bogies, and the inner M car bogies

Monday 21 February 2011 13:57 PM
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Sanding gear installed on Siemens train 772M-2536T-771M

Monday 21 February 2011 13:57 PM
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Sanding gear installed on carriage 2536T

Monday 21 February 2011 13:57 PM
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'S 30' (Siemens 30 km/h) speed restriction board before the level crossing on the up at Spotswood

Friday 2 April 2010 10:10 AM
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The second (much newer) Siemens speed restriction signs, located further out as an advance warning

Friday 2 April 2010 10:08 AM
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The second (much newer) Siemens speed restriction signs, located further out as an advance warning

Friday 2 April 2010 10:08 AM
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30 km/h speed restriction for Siemens trains approaching platforms with a level crossing at the departure end, here at Yarraville on the down

Installed due to a spate of brake failures leading to Siemens trains being unable to stop at the intended location

Tuesday 2 June 2009 08:39 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 725M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 725M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 725M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 725M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 725M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 726M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 726M

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Siemens 726M returning to Newport after brake testing

Wednesday 28 February 2007 11:25 AM
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Siemens 725M at Newport, Werribee bound for brake testing

Wednesday 28 February 2007 10:54 AM
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