B Series

B Series train, Mandurah station, 7 October 2009.

Road numbers:

BEA449–94, BEA4095–126, BEB549–94, BEB5095–126, BET649–94, BET6095–126

 

Set numbers:

049–126

 

Operator:

Transperth

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2004

 

Number built:

234

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI/Bombardier Transportation

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Weight:

42.5 t (BEA: driving motor car, BEB: driving motor car); 41.3 t (BET: non-driving trailer car)

 

Length:

23.5 m (BEA: driving motor car, BEB: driving motor car); 23.1 m (BET: non-driving trailer car)

 

Seats:

76 (BEA: driving motor car, BEB: driving motor car); 84 (BET: non-driving trailer car)

Transperth’s B series Electric Multiple Unit train sets were introduced in 2004. Each set consists of a driving motor car at each end and a trailer car in the middle. Two sets can be coupled to operate as six-car trains. The BET cars have pantographs but are trailer cars because they do not have motors. Their maximum speed is 130 km/h. A total of 234 cars (78 three-car sets) are in service.