Sprinter

Sprinter railcars led by 7004 approaching Southern Cross station, Melbourne, 20 December 2017.

Road numbers:

7001–18, 7020–2

 

Operator:

V/Line; Metro (Metro Trains Melbourne)

 

Gauge:

1600 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1993

 

Number built:

22

 

Manufacturer:

Goninan

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, New South Wales

 

Engine:

Deutz BF8L513C

 

Traction power:

235 kW

 

Weight:

51.0 t

 

Length:

25.9 m

 

Seats:

90

The first Sprinter Diesel Multiple Units entered service in December 1993. They were designed to be used as single carriages or in multiple units of up to eight carriages. Construction was at Broadmeadow in New South Wales, with internal fitting out of most cars being completed at North Bendigo Workshops in Victoria. The Sprinters have a maximum speed of 130 km/h. In V/Line service they operate between Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh, Geelong, Waurn Ponds, Kyneton, Traralgon and Seymour. Metro (Metro Trains Melbourne) operates Sprinters between Frankston and Stony Point. Number 7019 was scrapped following a collision in 1996.