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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A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues.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 on Siemens train 763M-2532T-764M - only one axle per bogie per side is fitted

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

February 21, 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...

February 21, 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

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

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

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

April 02, 2010 10:10 AM
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The second (much newer) Siemens speed restriction signs, located further out as an advance warning

April 02, 2010 10:08 AM
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Water hoses for brake testing on the leading bogie of Siemens 726M

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 28, 2007 11:25 AM
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Siemens 725M returning to Newport after brake testing

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

February 28, 2007 10:54 AM
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