New trams to be built mostly in Melbourne

 
  ogigacz Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
6001 and 6002 are now appearing on TramTracker...

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  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
6001 and 6002 in convoy ran from Southbank depot to Vermont South and return this afternoon.
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
Saw 6002 in front of the Royal Melbourne around 10pm last night
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
6003 has been delivered and is now at Preston Workshops.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I saw both 6001 and 6002 made another trip down to Vermont South this Saturday just gone. They seem to be making a few trips down there, would this be for high speed testing?
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
This is hopefully towards the end of 2000km of continuous fault free running.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
During my travels on the Cranbourne line on Wednesday, I sighted what I believe to be E.6004 getting ready to leave its shed on the end of the Bombadier test track for a run up and down the track. No photos though - it's a bit hit and miss as to when you see an E class out and about and the trains run very fast on that line.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I spotted E.6003 out for testing in the CBD (Spencer St, then Flinders St) just before 5am.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
During my travels on various trams this afternoon, I saw E.6003 on High Street, Kew outside the side entrance to Kew Tram Depot. I don't know where it had been or where it was going. It was about 3pm when I passed it.
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
This is hopefully towards the end of 2000km of continuous fault free running.
Myrtone
Actually, I think each tram is supposed to do 40000 - 5000km of testing before entering service.
  TheMetman Locomotive Driver

Location: gippsland
The E class (except for 6003) entered revenue service today.
  Revenue Chief Commissioner

I went on a ride at lunchtime and it went very well. 6001 and 6002 running together (one appeared to be on a scheduled trip and the other wasn'tn - running one after the other).  Lots of passengers taking photos (eg. non-gunzels). Tram was quiet and very large. A few people tried to board at the drivers door - so that might require some signage. I've been on the similar design in Porto, but the Melbourne design is more open and much nicer looking. It was all deliciously boring - which is exactly what you want. It appeared to work and work well.  Smile  Well done to Yarra.
  Revenue Chief Commissioner

I went on a ride at lunchtime and it went very well. 6001 and 6002 running together (one appeared to be on a scheduled trip and the other wasn'tn - running one after the other).  Lots of passengers taking photos (eg. non-gunzels). Tram was quiet and very large. A few people tried to board at the drivers door - so that might require some signage. I've been on the similar design in Porto, but the Melbourne design is more open and much nicer looking. It was all deliciously boring - which is exactly what you want. It appeared to work and work well.  Smile  Well done to Yarra.
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
6004 has been delivered to Preston Workshops.
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
E 6005 has been delivered to Preston Workshops.
  tonyp Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Is anybody able to take a measurement of the aisle width of the E at floor level between the bogie boxes? It is not shown in Bombardier's plans. Would be much appreciated thanks.
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Whens E.6003 scheduled to enter revenue service?
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

6003 entered service Friday. I caught it Friday night for only a coupe of stops, and it had a door fault. Driver had to come out and reset two doors at once, 5 mins delay. 6002 had a door fault while I was on board on its first day in service, and the driver trainer had to manually close it and isolate it.
Hope this doesn't develop into a more serious problem.

Saw 6005 out testing this evening outbound on Smith st.


Has anyone noticed very sharp jerk when the tram starts off? Sometimes it seems ok, but other times it sends passengers flying. Is it in the controller or the driver?
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Spotted another unknown E class tram at Bombardier Depot in Dandenong
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Spotted another unknown E class tram at Bombardier Depot in Dandenong
Some rail man
Maybe 6006 or 6007?
  BR BILL Locomotive Driver

Location: Melbourne
Maybe 6006 or 6007?
X'Trapolis-904M
Most likely 6005 or 6006. We won't be seeing 6007 for another ~5 months.
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
Has anyone noticed very sharp jerk when the tram starts off? Sometimes it seems ok, but other times it sends passengers flying. Is it in the controller or the driver?
bramt

It's as a result of both. The E class are being modified so that the driver needs to apply at least 50% power from the controller before any power gets through, which therefore results in the jerky take off. Good drivers can reduce it and still take off smoothly but like anything, it is dependant on their driving skills.

As they are introduced, the E's can take off with very little movement of the controller; but as i mentioned above, that's being changed to the minimum 50% power input.
  Flygon Train Controller

Location: Australia
It's as a result of both. The E class are being modified so that the driver needs to apply at least 50% power from the controller before any power gets through, which therefore results in the jerky take off. Good drivers can reduce it and still take off smoothly but like anything, it is dependant on their driving skills.

As they are introduced, the E's can take off with very little movement of the controller; but as i mentioned above, that's being changed to the minimum 50% power input.
connexwest
I hate to ask a silly question, but why are they being required to have 50% minimum power input until they can take off? I'm not sure where the benefit is.
  connexwest Deputy Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the World's Biggest Divvy Van
I hate to ask a silly question, but why are they being required to have 50% minimum power input until they can take off? I'm not sure where the benefit is.
Flygon

Sadly I can't answer that because I truly have no idea what management is thinking. I'm sure there's some twisted logic in it somehow.
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
E 6006 has been delivered to Preston Workshops.

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