Interurban Multiple Unit (160 Series) (Citytrain)


Interurban Multiple Unit (160 Series) (Citytrain)

Infobox EMU
name = Interurban Multiple Unit (160 series)



imagesize = 300px
caption =
background = #87CEEB
Manufacturer = EDI/Bombardier
Operator = QR Citytrain
Formation = 3-6 cars
Built = 161-176
LinesServed = Gold Coast Line, Airport Line, Nambour and Gympie North Line
Depots = Mayne, Robina, Nambour
InService = 2007
Weight = 131.8 t
CarLength = 72.4 m
CarWidth = 2.7 m
CarHeight = 3.9 m
MaxSpeed = 130km/h
Gauge = 1,067 mm

EDI-Bombardier Interurban Multiple Units (160 Series) are a model of electric multiple unit currently being built for Citytrain in South East Queensland, Australia.

History

QR ordered the new IMUs in 2005 in conjunction with the upgrade and duplication of the Gold Coast Line. The units are in service on the network as of May 2007. ref|TBIn early 2007 during safety checks, it was discovered that air-conditioning units on the trains were 10mm too wide. This meant that they did not meet safety standards on a 4 metre length of track between Central and Brunswick Street stations.ref|CM

On Monday 28 May 2007, the first of the new IMUs (161 and 164) entered service on the Gold Coast Line, departing Robina station in the morning at 7:38am. ref|BT

Operation

The trains are numbered IMU161-176. The trains' body is based on Transperth's B-Series train.

Timetable

The units will increase off-peak carrying capacity and will double the amount of peak-hour services on the Gold Coast Line, as of March 2008. ref|TB The trains will also progressively replace some peak-hour EMU timetabled services on the Nambour and Gympie North line.

References

* cite news|url=http://info.teambeattie.com/01_cms/details.asp?ID=488|publisher=Team Beattie|title=Premier views progress on new trains|date=September 7, 2006
* cite news|url=http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21281603-952,00.html|publisher=Courier Mail|title=Bungle halts trains|date=February 24, 2007
* cite news|url=http://www.downeredi.com.au/main.cfm?DivisionID=5&feMenuID=279&NewsID=355|publisher=EDI Rail|title=Downer EDI and Bombardier to supply rail cars to Queensland Rail under contract valued at $212M|date=November 4, 2004
* cite news|url=http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=52045|Publisher=Queensland Government|title=New trains, new timetable|date=May 27, 2007
* cite news|http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/rail-funding-to-get-budget-boost/2007/05/28/1180205111655.html|publisher=Brisbane Times|title=Rail funding to get budget boost|date=May 28, 2007

External links

* [http://www.corporate.qr.com.au/Corporate/News_Room/Archive/News_Articles/091104_citytrain_contract.asp QR awards multi-million-dollar Citytrain contract]


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