On-board Wi-Fi and passenger load displays coming to the New Intercity Fleet
Edit: earlier I had indicated that the trains will come in 6+2 and 2+2 sets. I have now corrected it to show 6+4 and 4+4 sets as per the contract.
Correction (2/1/18): I had indicated that this contract delivers 426 cars rather than the full 512 cars. This is because I incorrectly calculated using 4 car short trains (rather than 8 car short trains).
It’s been long overdue, but the beloved intercity V sets first introduced in the 70s will soon be replaced by a new shiny fleet of trains — the New Intercity Fleet.
Some of the details have already been publicly announced by Transport for NSW and NSW Trains… but I thought I might as well dive a little further into the contract with the UGL/Mitsubishi/Hyundai Rotem consortium to see what else I can find.