Oscar H-Set 2021 suburban

 
  samgarthwaite Beginner

Location: Sydney NSW
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what lines will the Oscars run on next year when they convert to being suburban trains as I have not found any info on what lines they will run on as suburban trains.

Thanks.

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  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I was wondering what lines will the Oscars run on next year when they convert to being suburban trains as I have not found any info on what lines they will run on as suburban trains.
samgarthwaite

Given the project to move them from Intercity hasn't even started yet, I think it might be best to hold your horses. At this juncture anything that is said is piss and wind until there's some official confirmation.
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

As everyone would be aware, the next Suburban Rolling Stock to retire are the K sets (40 x 4car sets) and C sets (14 x 4car sets), both operating in Sector 2, very close to the equivalent of 55 x 4car OSCAR sets.

However, with another 17 x 8car B sets soon to be added to increase the Service Level, there is bound to be a shuffle between Sectors 2 and 3 to mix the set types: A & B, to accommodate H sets on Sector 3 where Crews are mainly qualified.

H sets may run Sector 2, if they decide to qualify Crews in that Sector to operate OSCAR sets.
Some H sets may run on Sector 1, as the Waterfall and Mortdale Crews are qualified, and the Sets are maintained at Eveleigh.

Tangara sets should remain spread between Sector 1 and Sector 3, but possibly with a change in the ratio between the two Sectors.
  DCook Train Controller

Location: The standard state
At some point soon most T sets will probably be removed from T1/T9 service to allow for increased services on the T4, they will probably be replaced with the new B sets.

I would expect the OSCars to be primarily used on the T2, T3, T8 and T7 as they will be replacing the C and K sets that operate on those lines.

I have heard that the scope of the overhaul includes removing the toilets, replacing seats with A set style seats and a new livery, one plan that I have been unable to find again shows the blue on the front replaced with orange to go with the Sydney Trains corporate style

As s3 says, anything related to the overhaul should be considered hearsay unless it is from an informed source who is associated with Sydney Trains
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
T7
DCook
You'll get 2x4Ts during the week on the Olympic Park sprint. I'd bet the farm on it.
  SupremeLeaderSmeagol Junior Train Controller

T7
You'll get 2x4Ts during the week on the Olympic Park sprint. I'd bet the farm on it.
s3_gunzel
Thought TTUP2 was to make them semi-permanent 8-car sets?
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
T7
You'll get 2x4Ts during the week on the Olympic Park sprint. I'd bet the farm on it.
Thought TTUP2 was to make them semi-permanent 8-car sets?
SupremeLeaderSmeagol
That's if it even succeeds.

How long has the TTU set been under test again?
  SupremeLeaderSmeagol Junior Train Controller

T7
You'll get 2x4Ts during the week on the Olympic Park sprint. I'd bet the farm on it.
Thought TTUP2 was to make them semi-permanent 8-car sets?
That's if it even succeeds.

How long has the TTU set been under test again?
s3_gunzel
Fair point.

T72 and T106 have been honking "under test" stickers for more than 2 years now. Perhaps they're training drivers so other sets. may not need a long test lead time?

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