The L, R and S sets
are a class of electric multiple unit
operated by CityRail
in New South Wales
. The carriages are of stainless steel, double deck construction and are not air-conditioned. The "L," "R" or "S" set designation is dependent on the number of carriages in a set, L sets being three cars in length, R sets being six cars in length, and S sets being four cars in length (usually paired to form eight car trains). The first A set
was introduced in July 2011 - eventually all R and S sets will be replaced by A sets. L set services will be filled by existing four car rollingstock.
Two manufacturers built the 498 carriages, based on a largely shared design.
349 carriages come from Commonwealth Engineering
(Comeng). These entered service between 1972 & 1980. They are externally distinguished by the peaked front of driving cars.
- Motor Cars - C3805-C3986 and C3741-C3765
- Trailer Cars - T4921-T4987
- Driving Trailer Cars - D4011-D4095
The motor cars camshaft type, powered by four Mitsubishi
150 kW motors, have knuckle couplings and have a maximum speed of 115 km/h.
149 carriages come from A Goninan & Co
. These entered service between 1978 & 1980. They are externally distinguished by the flat front of driving cars and lower windows on the upper deck.
- Motor Cars - C3001-C3080
- Trailer Cars - T4101-T4170
The Goninan type motor cars have the same motors as... Read More