CityRail operates a large fleet of electric and diesel multiple units in and around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. These can be classed according to their primary functions and the sectors of the network on which they operate. All of CityRail's suburban fleet of electric multiple units is composed of double-deck rollingstock with a vestibule at either end of each car at platform height.
The interiors of CityRail's suburban rollingstock is designed with the CityRail network in mind; that is, with a high density of passengers in city areas accommodated by large vestibule areas, as well as the large amount of seating in a 2x3 combination accommodating the long distances some passengers have to travel. They can be divided into several different 'generations'.
Estimate of carriages in the fleet
L, R and S sets (1972–1980)
L, R and S sets are the oldest trains currently operating on suburban lines. They are fitted with forced-air fans for the circulation of air within the cars. These are the "second-generation" of electric trains in Sydney and are of stainless steel construction. The sets were manufactured by Commonwealth Engineering (Comeng) — distinguished by a curved fiberglass section above the drivers cabin, and A Goninan & Co. distinguished by a flat section above the drivers cabin. S sets manufactured by either firm run in 4 or 8 car configurations, R sets run in 6 car configuration, and L sets were originally designed to... Read More