Nine new VLocity trains have entered passenger service on the regional network in Victoria.
The three-car trains have gradually started operating over the past two months. The nine trains feature an updated interior design, making them more accessible and providing more space for bicycles.
Each train has 222 seats with a quiet carriage and two train toilets. The trains are also fitted with mobile signal boosters.
The trains were manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s Dandenong factory. Thanks the the greater number of trains available, V/Line has more flexibility with regards to maintaining its fleet without causing disruption to scheduled services.
For now the new trains will be rotated into existing V/Line services. However, in the future the number of services will increase as part of a future timetable change.
The 2019/20 Victorian State Budget committed to 18 new three-car VLocity trains and construction on Victoria’s first two standard-gauge VLocity trains has begun. These will operate on the Albury line, along with a further four broad-gauge trains.
“It’s great news for regional Victoria that these new trains are on the network, to ensure we can deliver reliable services for passengers.
“These new trains combine the things passengers love about the existing VLocity fleet with state-of-the-art technology to make journeys even more enjoyable.”
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