Transcript - enthusiasts glimpse new train

[music plays]

[moving vision: High Capacity Metro Train coming into the station]

[narrative appears as pop-up text]

Train enthusiasts were keen to get a glimpse of

the first new High Capacity Metro Train

as it was hauled from Newport to Pakenham East for testing

[vision: train enthusiast, John Hawthorne, standing on the platform talking about the train testing]

We’re about to see the new High Capacity Metro Trains for the first time.

[vision: station security screens and information screens]

[voiceover: second train enthusiast, Ryan Zerbe, talking about the features of the High Capacity Metro Trains]

[closeup vision: moving train’s carriage doors]

Some of the features on the high capacity metro trains are more space for bikes,

[vision: train arriving at the station and a passenger boarding with a bike]

more space for people with accessibility needs

[vision: a passenger on the platform in a motorised wheelchair]

[vision: view of Ryan Zerbe on the platform talking about the train features]

and just overall larger size – so more passenger space.

[music plays]

[vision: the train passing through the station and traveling into town via Skyrail]

These trains have been designed with passengers in mind.

[voiceover: third train enthusiast, Greg Michael, talking about the new generation of train]

[vision: passenger on the platform taking photos of the train]

It’s a major step forward

[vision: Greg Michael on the platform speaking]

for Melbourne public transport,

[vision: train moving through the station]

A new generation of train.

[vision switches: to John Hawthorne, first train enthusiast, on the platform]

This is a little bit of history being made.

[vision: fourth train enthusiast, Kobey Diamond, standing on the platform with a fifth enthusiast, Andy Gamverllis. Kobey is talking about how exciting it is to be witnessing the train testing]

I wouldn’t usually come out at midnight,

[vision switches from Kobey Diamond to a view of the platform with the train passing through – voiceover: Kobey Diamond]

This is something I haven’t seen before.

[vision returns to Kobey talking while standing on the platform with Andy Gamverllis]

It’s the first train that’s had seven carriages since, at least, the late 80’s.

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[vision: view of platform with train passing through]

[voiceover: Andy Gamverllis talking train facts]

I know it’s 160 metres long,

[vision comes back to Kobey Diamond and Andy Gamverllis. Andy is talking.]

seven cars long.

[vision: Greg Michael standing on platform talking]

It’ll just be interesting to see how the seating configuration works,

[vision: train arriving at station]

How passengers take to it.

[vision: Ryan Zerbe talking while standing on platform]

A lot of user-focus design

has gone into these trains, which I think is pretty cool because, it’s all about passengers.

[switch to Ryan’s voiceover with vision of passenger in a wheelchair at the station]

A train with a design like this

[vision: multiple passengers boarding a train]

[vision: Ryan Zerbe standing on the platform.]

Actually, gives the passenger a better experience.

[voiceover: John Hawthorne]

[vision: staff in high-vis wear standing on platform while train departs from station]

It’s really great to have

[vision: John Hawthorne standing on the platform talking]

The building of the trains in our local area.

[voice over: John Hawthorne]

[vision: vacant platform with train approaching]

It’s great for skills, it’s great for all the jobs

And that ground up experience

[vision: John Hawthorne standing on the platform talking]

That comes with having heavy industry like, rail construction

right here, in the western suburbs.

[vision: close up of train arriving on the platform – carriage windows in view]

A train designed properly

[vision: John Hawthorne standing on the platform talking]

for the people who are going to be using it.

[vision: birds-eye view of the train station platforms at night. Train passing through the platforms]

It’s got a lifespan, of what, 25-30 years?

I like the newer trains

[vision: John Hawthorne standing on the platform talking]

They just tend to be a lot more comfortable.

[vision: training passing through the station – platform view]

To see the latest in 160 years of history,

[vision: John Hawthorne standing on the platform talking]

it’s a pretty interesting time and place to be.

[vision: Ryan Zerbe standing on the platform talking]

Bigger trains mean you can take your bike,

[vision: people walking through myki touch points at a busy station]

You can fit more of your mates on the train.

[vision: passengers disembarking from the train in peak hour, passengers walking, one passenger with a bike]

It just, sort of, opens up your options.

[vision: Ryan Zerbe standing on the platform talking]

[vision: train passing through the station – platform view, at night]

When you’re taking public transport.

[logos appear – white background with navy blue logos}

Evolution Rail and Victorian State Government

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Victorian State Government


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