Tilt Train

Tilt Train


Tilt Train

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|}The Tilt Train is the name for two similar high speed tilting train services operated by Queensland Rail along the coast of Queensland, from Brisbane, the state capital, through to regional centres Rockhampton and Cairns.


QR introduced Australia's first pair of tilting trains in 1998. The Electric Tilt Trains have operated on the Brisbane to Rockhampton corridor for over seven years, reducing travel times by around twenty per cent.

After 1.5 million passenger journeys, the two trains underwent an $8.3 million refurbishment program at Mayne Depot in Brisbane, receiving new carpet, flooring, seat covers and curtains, LCD screens, new reading lights, upgraded audio-visual units, high visibility handrails, seat-back grab rails, and signage to meet Disability Discrimination Act requirements.

The City of Maryborough was overhauled and returned to revenue service, working Tilt Train #Q301 to Rockhampton on 4 May 2006; The City of Rockhampton was withdrawn from service for overhaul the same day.

Following a derailment of the Cairns Tilt Train in November 2004, all Tilt Train services were limited to 100 km/h until track upgrades and the start of Automatic Train Protection allowed full speed operation to resume with a new timetable on 18 June 2007.

Diesel Tilt Train Power Car DTD 5404 performed Driver Training and Design Acceptance...
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