H Set (Oscar)

Set H42 approaching Scarborough station with a Bondi Junction service, 11 January 2013.

Road numbers:

OD6843–54, OD6901–99, ON5821–26, ON5901–50, ONL5871–6, ONL5951–99

 

Set numbers:

H1–55

 

Operator:

NSW TrainLink; Sydney Trains

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2006

 

Number built:

222

 

Manufacturer:

United Group Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Weight:

42.3 t (OD: driving trailer car); 50.1 t (ON: motor car); 50.1 t (ONL: motor car with toilet)

 

Length:

19.4 m (OD: driving trailer car, ON: motor car, ONL: motor car with toilet)

 

Seats:

102 (OD: driving trailer car); 118 (ON: motor car); 110 (ONL: motor car with toilet)

The Oscar trains are similar to the Millennium trains but are designed to run services to destinations in the interurban area. They operate as four-car sets, with a driving trailer car at each end and two the non-driving motor cars in the middle. The driving trailer cars are also power cars and each has a pantograph. Two sets are combined to form an eight-car train. They resemble the M Set (Millennium) trains. The Oscar trains typically operate on the Central Coast & Newcastle line, the Eastern Suburbs line, the South Coast line, and the Blue Mountains line as far as Springwood, with some weekday only services on the Western line to Emu Plains. Oscar refers to ‘outer suburban car’.