A Series

A Series train near Perth station, 6 October 2009.

Road numbers:

AEA201–48, AEB301–48

 

Set numbers:

01–48

 

Operator:

Transperth

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1992

 

Number built:

96

 

Manufacturer:

ASEA Brown Boveri, ADtranz, Walkers

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Weight:

48.0 t (AEA: Driving motor car with pantograph); 42.0 t (AEB: Driving motor car without pantograph)

 

Length:

23.4 m (AEA: Driving motor car with pantograph, AEB: Driving motor car without pantograph)

 

Seats:

74 (AEA: Driving motor car with pantograph, AEB: Driving motor car without pantograph)

The A series electric train sets were introduced when the Perth suburban railway system was electrified in 1992. Each set consists of two carriages, which can be coupled to operate as four-car trains. Both AEA and AEB carriages have motors, although only AEA cars have pantographs. Their maximum speed is 110 km/h.