Sydney’s first metro train is on the tracks and undergoing testing ahead of Sydney Metro services starting next year.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the first of 22 metro trains was delivered last year to Sydney Metro HQ at Rouse Hill.
Testing is currently being done on commissioning systems – including brakes, passenger information displays, lighting and door operation.
In a major milestone, the train has taken to the test track for the first time to test acceleration, braking and operation at different speeds.
Train testing will progressively expand to Cudgegong Road Station and on to the skytrain before eventually running through the new twin 15km tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping.
Safety is Sydney Metro’s number one priority and the testing is being done in close consultation with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator.