Saturday April 02 07:14 pm
Hitachi Heaven - Metro Trains Melbourne suburban electric passenger trains - PoathTV
The Hitachi suburban passenger trains operated by Metro Trains Melbourne are almost 40 years old, yet despite many attempts to remove them from the system the trains can still be seen across the network. These scenes were filmed betweeen Newport and Laverton on Saturday 2 April 2011.
Background information about these trains from http //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi (Australian train)
"Hitachi is the name given for one of a set of electric multiple unit trains that operate on the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Australia. Introduced to service in 1972, the trains are the oldest in the city's suburban fleet still in revenue service. Electrical equipment was supplied by Commonwealth Engineering to designs by Hitachi of Japan, leading to their official name today, though no actual Hitachi-supplied components were used in their construction. Hitachi trains have been also known as Martin & King or Stainless Steel trains officially, and are one of the few trains still in operation that allows windows to be opened."