Logo TS
QR Tilt Train E Icon Shop Electric
QR Tilt Train E
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 13 Icon Power
Tax 65 U-235
Dispatch XP 70 XP
Set Tilt Train Electric (+5%)
OCU Not required
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Award From Alan #41 Limit 1
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The Tilt Train is the name for two similar Australian high speed tilting train services operated by Queensland Rail. They were introduced in 1998 and were the first tilting units to be used in Australia. The electric version have operated on the Brisbane to Rockhampton and the diesel train operated between Brisbane Suburban Area and Townsville, 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. With a top service speed of 160 km/h (maximum achieved and an Australian rail speed record of 210 km/h set in May 1999), and the ability to tilt five degrees in each direction, the Tilt Train became the fastest train in Australia
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