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Siemens train recovery

On May 13, 2019 Siemens train 743M-2522T-744M + 766M-2533T-765M on a down Werribee service encountered damaged overhead wiring outside Laverton, resulting in the train being disabled. The next day N470 and N466 were sent to assist with the recovery of the train to the Newport Workshops, with chains and transition couplers used to join them together. Siemens trains lack a continuous brake pipe through each 3-car set, so a locomotive was needed at each end of the train to allow the consist to move.

N466 trails the transfer move through Altona Junction towards Newport at 5 km/h

14 May 2019 14:27 PM
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N466 trails the transfer move through Altona Junction towards Newport at 5 km/h

14 May 2019 14:27 PM
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N470 leads the transfer move through Altona Junction towards Newport at 5 km/h

14 May 2019 14:26 PM
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Siemens 744M with a cracked windscreen, leading cab at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:24 PM
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N466 at the rear end of the transfer, waiting for a path out of the occupation at Altona Junction

14 May 2019 14:23 PM
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Life extension EDI Comeng 455M overtakes the transfer move at Altona Junction

East line closed due to the incident, up trains running via the West line, and down trains running via Altona

14 May 2019 14:19 PM
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Transition coupler and pair of backup chains link N466 to Siemens 744M

14 May 2019 14:16 PM
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Pantograph cut away from Siemens 744M

Leading motor car of the train at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:16 PM
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Damaged air conditioner on the roof of Siemens 2522T

Second carriage at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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Pantograph cut away from Siemens 743M

Second motor car of the train at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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Siemens 766M and 743M are the middle motor cars

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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Pantograph still in place on Siemens 766M

Second last motor car of the train at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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Pantograph still in place on Siemens 765M

Rear motor car of the train at the time of the incident

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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Transition coupler and pair of backup chains link N470 to Siemens 765M

14 May 2019 14:15 PM
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N470 leads the recovery train through Paisley

14 May 2019 14:14 PM
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