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From the front of a Matangi train

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

From the front of a Matangi train
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Looking down the "set" of two cars from just behind the driver’s cab. The train has just arrived at Wellington so hardly any passengers.

Interior passenger door-control of Matangi train

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Interior passenger door-control of Matangi train
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The doors of the Matangi trains are opened by the passengers. The green button is the only one you have to press, but being able to close the door on a cold windy day will be welcome. On the right of the photo near the bottom is the emergency door release.

Connecting link between the two parts of a Matangi train

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Connecting link between the two parts of a Matangi train
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 boarding at Wellington Railway Station for Melling.

Only staff were allowed to walk between the multiple units of the old trains, but in the Matangi trains passengers can also cross.

After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Passengers in Matangi train Upper Hutt to Wellington

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Passengers in Matangi train Upper Hutt to Wellington
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A new Matangi train was first used for the 06:40am Upper Hutt to Wellington service on Friday 1st April 2011. This is taken from the area of elevated seating at the rear of the unit. The train was made up of FT4132/FP4132 and FT4103/FP4103.

Passenger-operated door on a Matangi train

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Passenger-operated door on a Matangi train
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 boarding at Wellington Railway Station for Melling.

The doors are operated by the passengers and it is clear that this is a bit intimidating at the moment, despite that already being the case on a couple of other trains.

After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Coupling of a Matangi train

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Coupling of a Matangi train
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 boarding at Wellington Railway Station for Melling.

After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Matangi train boarding for Melling

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Matangi train boarding for Melling
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View inside Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 boarding at Wellington Railway Station for Melling. After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Matangi train heading to Melling

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Matangi train heading to Melling
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 heads away from Wellington Railway Station to Melling on a scheduled service. After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Matangi train heading to Melling

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Matangi train heading to Melling
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 heads away from Wellington Railway Station to Melling on a scheduled service. After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

Matangi train heading for Melling

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Matangi train heading for Melling
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Matangi train FP4103/FT4103 departing Wellington Railway Station for Melling.

After many delays, this train entered scheduled service on Friday 25th March 2011. The front unit of this pair is numbered FP4103 and the rear unit FT4103.

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