M-Train

former railway operator in Melbourne, Australia
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M>Train was a train operator of half of Melbourne's suburban railway network. It stopped operations at 3:00am 18 April 2004, with Connex Melbourne then taking over all rail operations. M>Train and M>Tram's slogan was Moving Melbourne. M>Train operated the Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Frankston, Pakenham, Sandringham, Sydenham, Upfield, Werribee, Williamstown lines, and maintained the 3 underground city loop stations. Their network was more than 268 kilometers long, and owned 125 trains, with 62 new trains on order when M>Train stopped operations.[1]

HistoryEdit

Bayside Trains (later known as M>Train) were awarded a 15-year contract to run half of Melbourne's railway network on 31 October, 1999, by the Victorian State Government. On October 1, 2001, Bayside Trains renamed themselves to M>Train, along with Swanston Trams renaming themselves to M>Tram .[1]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Moving Melbourne - M>Train - About M>Train". Archived from the original on 2004-04-02. Retrieved 2004-04-02.
Preceded by
Public Transport Corporation
(as Bayside Trains)
Railways in Melbourne
Caufield and Northern groups

1999-2002
Succeeded by
the State Govemnent of Victoria ran M>Train,
then Connex Melbourne once a new contract was arranged