Hitachi 288M races into Fairfield with an empty car movement from Eltham running as 7154.
Saturday 16th November 2013
Metro Trains Melbourne has stored their Hitachi fleet at locations across Melbourne.
(3x 6 Cars at Macauly)
(2x 6 Cars at Newport)
(1x 6 Cars at Craigieburn)
(1x 6 Cars at Epping)
Since August 2013 the Hitachi trains have been doing empty car runs from Eltham to Epping and return to keep the fleet operational in case of "emergency use". Today was the last day for those transfers....
One 6 car set is at Epping and will be used in emergency uses until the 20th of December when it will run to Broadmeadows for storage.
In the new Summer timetable, all Hitachi trains will be officially removed from service.