Suburban Multiple Unit (260 Series) (Citytrain)


Suburban Multiple Unit (260 Series) (Citytrain)

EDI-Bombardier Suburban Multiple Units (260 Series) are a model of electric multiple unit currently being built for Citytrain in South East Queensland, Australia.

History

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.

Construction

The units are constructed at EDi-Bombardier's facility in Maryborough, Queensland. In late 2007 the first of these new trains were being delivered and commissioned into service.

Operation

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.

Timetable

The units will enable increased peak-hour suburban services on the Ferny Grove, Caboolture and Beenleigh Lines

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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