VLocity train with DM(D)1143 leading approaching Southern Cross station, Melbourne, 20 December 2017.
DM1200–28, DM1230–88; DM(D)1100–28, DM(D)1130–DM(D)1188; TM1300–28, TM1330–88 (Not all in service yet)
Year of entry into service:
265 (Not all in service yet)
74 (DM: Driving power car); 66 (DM(D): Driving power car with disabled toilet); 82 (TM: Trailer car)
The VLocity Diesel Multiple Units entered service in December 2005. Their design was based on the Xplorer and Endeavour Diesel Multiple Units in service in New South Wales. Parts and components were manufactured at different locations, with assembly occurring at Bombardier’s plant at Dandenong in Melbourne. Initially they operated with two carriages in each set but were later converted to three-carriage sets. They have a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Further VLocity carriages are currently being built, which will bring the total fleet to 88 three-carriage sets. They operate on the Ballarat, Ararat, Maryborough, Bendigo, Echuca, Seymour, Geelong and Traralgon lines, with one service on the Bairnsdale line to Sale. Planning is in progress for standard gauge Vlocity trains that will operate at speeds up to 130 km/h between Melbourne and Albury.