Suburban Multiple Unit (220 Series) (Citytrain)


Suburban Multiple Unit (220 Series) (Citytrain)

Walkers-AdTranz Suburban Multiple Units (220 Series) are a model of electric multiple unit used by QR Citytrain in South East Queensland, Australia.

History

The SMU220s were introduced into service in 1999 to cater for service increases on recently upgraded lines such as the Caboolture Line triplication from Northgate to Lawnton. The SMU220s were used to replace the last remaining loco-hauled suburban services in Brisbane.

Operation

The trains are numbered SMU221-SMU250 for the 220 Series. All of this model have driving cabs at both ends. In addition, Several Mk II units, SMU221-SMU223, SMU242 and SMU247-SMU250, have been modified for high speed use. They are all interoperable with 200 Series Suburban Multiple Units.

Timetable

The trains serves all suburban lines on the network. However, both the HS modified and non-HS units are regularly found operating interurban services on the Gold Coast Line and the Nambour and Gympie North Line due to a shortage of interurban rollingstock.

External links

* [http://www.qrig.org/motive-power/multiple-units/citytrain-edi-bombardier-suburban-multiple-unit-220-series-smu220/ QRIG.org Motive Power Section]
* [http://www.citytrain.com.au/about/fleet/fleet.asp Introducing the Citytrain Fleet]


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