Metro Trains Melbourne – Comeng Fleet Retirement and Disposal

Metro operates Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network, consisting of 226 six car carriage trains and over 1000 kilometres of track.

Metro’s Asset Management Strategy applies asset management principles across all phases of the asset lifecycle.

Recently the city’s oldest fleet, Comeng, reached retirement phase, replaced by the new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT)

Metro developed retirement plans, detailed assessments of spares requirements and parts harvesting opportunities. Metro also worked with other operators.

Metro also facilitated harvesting of other items for other operators and the tourism and heritage sector.

Metro developed robust processes to prepare each unit for off-network storage and disposal, considering environment, safety, and sustainability and maximising metal recycling yield.

Train units were retired based on asset condition criteria

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