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Sydney: New Metro Passes 100km/h Speed Test

The new train for the Sydney Metro, which is due to enter operation in 2019, successfully passed 100km/h during its high-speed testing. The test was designed to make sure the train was stable at high speeds.

The metro train reached a speed of 110km/h along the elevated skytrain track section, which also includes the project’s award-winning bridge over Windsor Road.

As the train was successful at reaching and passing its top operating speed, the testers were also able to make sure the train was able to stop in a safe distance.

Other tests that are ongoing include reliability, braking and performance. These tests will be performed in the new 15km twin railway tunnels between Epping and Bella Vista.

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Ten of the twenty-two new metro trains for the Syndey Metro have been delivered to date. In total they have undergone more than 10,000km of testing.

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