AM class introduction

Introduction of the AM class for Auckland

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Auckland Transport's first new electric multiple unit, AM 103, slowly pulls into Puhinui station on a test run under its own power

4 October 2013

Auckland Transport's first new electric multiple unit, AM 103, slowly pulls into Puhinui station on a test run under its own power

The future is here: Power car without pantograph AMA 103 sits on the future third main at Puhinui

4 October 2013

The future is here: Power car without pantograph AMA 103 sits on the future third main at Puhinui

A current suburban train led by SD 6182 passes the new suburban train led by AMA 103

4 October 2013

A current suburban train led by SD 6182 passes the new suburban train led by AMA 103

DC 4260 meets power car with pantograph AMP 103

4 October 2013

DC 4260 meets power car with pantograph AMP 103

AMP 103 awaits departure from Puhinui back to the Wiri depot

4 October 2013

AMP 103 awaits departure from Puhinui back to the Wiri depot

Now heading back towards Wiri, the 2013-built EMU easily overtakes the 1968-built ADK class DMU

4 October 2013

Now heading back towards Wiri, the 2013-built EMU easily overtakes the 1968-built ADK class DMU

AM 103 arrives at Puhinui on one of its many test runs

12 October 2013

AM 103 arrives at Puhinui on one of its many test runs

AM 103 departs Puhinui on the first of its test runs for the night

12 October 2013

AM 103 departs Puhinui on the first of its test runs for the night

On the second of its test runs for the night, AMA 103 leads the three-car EMU out of Papatoetoe towards Otahuhu

12 October 2013

On the second of its test runs for the night, AMA 103 leads the three-car EMU out of Papatoetoe towards Otahuhu

Returning from Otahuhu, AMP 103 leads the consist this time as the train returns to Puhinui. The EMU's test run consists of shuttles between Puhinui and Otahuhu on the Up Main only, with freights using the Down Main in both directions and suburban trains replaced with buses for the night

12 October 2013

Returning from Otahuhu, AMP 103 leads the consist this time as the train returns to Puhinui. The EMU's test run consists of shuttles between Puhinui and Otahuhu on the Up Main only, with freights using the Down Main in both directions and suburban trains replaced with buses for the night

Now heading back towards Otahuhu on the third run of the night, AM 103 passes the Papatoetoe bank, with the pantograph lights on AMP 103 visible

12 October 2013

Now heading back towards Otahuhu on the third run of the night, AM 103 passes the Papatoetoe bank, with the pantograph lights on AMP 103 visible

While waiting for AM 103 to return, a second-generation DL passes through Puhinui

12 October 2013

While waiting for AM 103 to return, a second-generation DL passes through Puhinui

Back at Puhinui, AMP 103 trails the unit again as it prepares for its fourth test run

12 October 2013

Back at Puhinui, AMP 103 trails the unit again as it prepares for its fourth test run

AMA 103 leads the unit shortly before its fourth test run

12 October 2013

AMA 103 leads the unit shortly before its fourth test run

At Wiri depot, the little yellow shunter moves a full-size EMU around the depot

9 February 2014

At Wiri depot, the little yellow shunter moves a full-size EMU around the depot

The old: ADC 857 passes Wiri depot

9 February 2014

The old: ADC 857 passes Wiri depot

SX set locomotives DBR 1254 and DBR 1199 arrive at Glen Innes station with EMU units AM 116 and AM 131 in tow. The EMUs were undergoing clearance tests on the Eastern Line and the Strand, with the two DBRs hauling as the power was not yet on

9 February 2014

SX set locomotives DBR 1254 and DBR 1199 arrive at Glen Innes station with EMU units AM 116 and AM 131 in tow. The EMUs were undergoing clearance tests on the Eastern Line and the Strand, with the two DBRs hauling as the power was not yet on

DBR 1254 gingerly leads the train into the platform. The test train was limited to 10km/h past platforms from Sylvia Park onwards

9 February 2014

DBR 1254 gingerly leads the train into the platform. The test train was limited to 10km/h past platforms from Sylvia Park onwards

Markers were laid out by Auckland Transport staff along the edge of the platform

9 February 2014

Markers were laid out by Auckland Transport staff along the edge of the platform

DBR 1254 awaits permission to move the units onto the platform at Glen Innes

9 February 2014

DBR 1254 awaits permission to move the units onto the platform at Glen Innes

DBR 1254 and DBR 1199 creep forward with the two EMUs

9 February 2014

DBR 1254 and DBR 1199 creep forward with the two EMUs

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