- Suburban Multiple Unit (260 Series) (Citytrain)
EDI-Bombardier Suburban Multiple Units (260 Series) are a model of electric multiple unit currently being built for
Citytrainin South East Queensland, Australia.
QR ordered 72 new carriages in
2005, 24 of which form the 8 three-car SMUs ordered in response to the increased peak-hour demand on suburban services. It is anticipated that all new trains will be in service by late 2008.
The units are constructed at EDi-
Bombardier's facility in Maryborough, Queensland. In late 2007the first of these new trains were being delivered and commissioned into service.
The trains are numbered SMU261-268. The trains' body is based on
Transperth's B-Series train.
First Day of Service
The trains were seen in service for the first time doing Ekka Shuttles. SMU 261-262 were spotted all day at Exhibition Station on Monday, August 11, 2008.
* [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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