Hunter

Hunter Diesel Multiple Unit railcars HM2701 and HMT2751 with a Down service between Victoria Street and East Maitland, 20 April 2017.

Road numbers:

HM 2701–7; HMT 2751–7

 

Operator:

NSW TrainLink

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2006

 

Number built:

14

 

Manufacturer:

United Group Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, New South Wales

 

Engine:

Cummins QSK19-R

 

Traction power:

559 kW

 

Weight:

61.0 t (HM: Driving power car; HMT: Driving power car with toilet)

 

Length:

25.3 m (HM: Driving power car; HMT: Driving power car with toilet)

 

Seats:

77 (HM: Driving power car); 69 (HMT: Driving power car with toilet)

The Hunter Diesel Multiple Units entered service from 2006 to 2007. Each set consists of two carriages. They operate on the Hunter line between Newcastle Interchange, Maitland, Dungog and Scone. Their introduction led to the withdrawal of the 620/720 Class, which had previously operated local passenger services in the Newcastle area. Although the Hunter cars have the ability to operate with Xplorer and Endeavour cars, this does not occur in general service.