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Vince finally catches his train

Jul 8, 2011Update

It’s been a long and arduous wait but the Waratah train finally made its first revenue service run last week. As the most senior driver ETR driver available at RailCorp, Vince Vassiliou was chosen to […] Read More »

A cautious start for the Waratah Train

Jul 5, 2011Update

As previously reported, RailCorp have accepted the first Waratah Train for revenue service. Commencing on July 1, the train conducted limited out-of-peak-hour operations between Central and Macarthur stations on weekdays, as well as some weekend […] Read More »

Waratah Train update

Jun 21, 2011Update

RailCorp has finally confirmed it will accept the first Waratah train. After a delay of 18 months it’s likely to enter service in July and will initially be operated by the Waratah Crew. As reported […] Read More »

Update: Waratah train handover

May 25, 2011News

As members will be aware, RailCorp has been handed set A03 to commence evaluations prior to acceptance or rejection of the set for operational purposes. This period of evaluation expired on the weekend of the 22/23 […] Read More »

First Waratah train ready for handover

Apr 19, 2011News

RailCorp recently received notification that the first Waratah Set is ready for inspection and handover before the they start “in service” running. RailCorp technicians will begin inspecting Set A03 from 19 April. A range of […] Read More »

New stabling arrangements

Mar 7, 2011News

The RTBU is currently working with RailCorp to resolve issues that have arisen around the stabling of eight “S” sets and up to eight Waratah trains at Enfield Yard. The RTBU is pleased to see […] Read More »

Waratah wins

Feb 24, 2011Update

The RTBU Loco Division has negotiated several significant changes to the new Waratah trains’ design and safety features, which will deliver better, safer trains. After all, this is a big purchase – 78 train sets […] Read More »

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