V Set

Set V27 at No. 2 platform and Set V10 at No. 3 platform, Strathfield station, 18 November 2017.

Road numbers:

DCT9031–3, DCT9035–40, DCT9042–4, DET9216, DIM8038–47, DIM8049–59, DIM8061–6, DIM8068–92, DIT9101–26, DIT9128–30, DIT9132–84, DJM8093–106, DJM8108–20, DJM8122–6, DJM8129–33, DJM8135–8, DKM8139–45, DKT9185–91

 

Set numbers:

V1–51

 

Operator:

NSW TrainLink

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1977

 

Number built:

246

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Weight:

46.0 t (DCT: trailer car, DET: trailer car); 61.0 t (DIM: driving motor car, DJM: driving motor car, DKM: driving motor car); 44.0 t (DIT: trailer car, DKT: trailer car)

 

Length:

23.5 m (DCT: trailer car, DET: trailer car, DIM: driving motor car, DJM: driving motor car, DKM: driving motor car); 23.2 m (DIT: trailer car, DKT: trailer car)

 

Seats:

94 (DCT: trailer car, DET: trailer car); 96 (DIM: driving motor car, DJM: driving motor car, DKM: driving motor car); 112 (DIT: trailer car, DKT: trailer car)

The V Set trains operate as four-car sets, with a driving motor car at each end and two trailer cars in the middle. Two sets are combined to form an eight-car train. The original New South Wales double-deck interurban trains entered service in 1970, but these have all since been withdrawn. They were built to operate services to the Blue Mountains and Central Coast, but later saw service on the South Coast line following the extension of the electrified network. The current V Sets first entered service in 1977, and several series of the trains were ordered, with the last being introduced in 1989. Their current service is with NSW TrainLink on the Blue Mountains line and on the Central Coast & Newcastle line. They are maintained at Flemington depot. DET9216 entered service as DCT9034 and then in 1990 was converted to a charter car with lounges and a kitchen area, but was later re-converted to a standard passenger car. With the delivery of new trains, the V Sets are likely to be withdrawn from service within the next few years.