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X'Trapolis test run to Craigieburn, January 2011

After the last train on 19 January 2011, set 33M-34M + 35M-36M headed slowly to Craigieburn in order to clear the route for X'Trapolis trains.

The test train arrived at Kensington a little early: the last passenger service still needed to pass through

20 January 2011 00:18 AM
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X'Trapolis 33M passes through Kensington on a clearance and signal sighting test run to Craigieburn

The section as far as Newmarket had already been signed off, the trains cleared to run to Flemington Racecourse.

20 January 2011 00:25 AM
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Crawling along at walking pace at Ascot Vale: staff checking the platform clearances

20 January 2011 00:30 AM
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Slowing down for Essendon station

20 January 2011 00:40 AM
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Stopped over the Buckley Street level crossing, so the staff can leave the cab

20 January 2011 00:40 AM
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Crawling along the platform at Essendon

20 January 2011 00:41 AM
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All clear at Essendon

20 January 2011 00:42 AM
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Inspecting the platform at Strathmore

20 January 2011 00:50 AM
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Inspecting the platform at Strathmore

20 January 2011 00:51 AM
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18M leads another test run to Craigieburn, running at something resembling normal line speed

21 January 2011 10:40 AM
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Between Broadmeadows and Coolaroo stations on the down

21 January 2011 10:41 AM
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Headed to Craigieburn to test out the new train wash

21 January 2011 10:41 AM
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