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Te Huia Open Day

An open day held to show off the Te Huia carriages before it commences service

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Sitting at the platform at Huntly, a 6-car Te Huia set is shown off to the public at an open day

27 March 2021

The train features onboard WiFi, allowing passengers to work or browse while on board. Like the platforms, all signage on board is dual language, being in English and Māori

27 March 2021

Even the carriage identification stickers on board have received an upgrade from the SA versions. Here, SR 5847 shows off its dual language signage

27 March 2021

The interior layout of SR 5847. Some seats are situated around tables, others in the "classic" layout of two per row

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The seats themselves were also upgraded in the SR fleet compared to the SA fleet, being much more comfortable for longer journeys as well as featuring arm rests. Each seat also has a 230V power socket for charging devices

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Entry doors are now passenger operated, a change from the SAs but consistent with other newer classes

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Entering an SR class carriage from the platform at Huntly

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Looking through the aisle of an empty SR class carriage. The "sideways" seats around the doors have been retained, although now just seats one person instead of two

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The SRC class carriage on each consist features a wheelchair hoist, with two wheelchair spaces next to the doors

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Looking from the SRV at one end of the train down the platform

27 March 2021

Free tote bags were also on offer at the open day

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The SRC carriage also features an on board cafe as well as a disabled toilet at the other end

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The interior of SRV 5993. The carriage features bike and pram parking as well as standard seating, and retains its generator compartment

27 March 2021

DFB 7295 stands at one end of the train, facing north. The locomotive was on the consist as the SRV is not yet permitted to lead on the mainline

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At the other end, DFB 7077 sits at the locomotive end of the consist, just a few minutes before the end of the open day and the train returns to Te Rapa

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