Logo TS
Tilt D VIP Icon Shop Diesel
Tilt D VIP
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 6 Icon Power
Tax 120 Fuel
Dispatch XP 80 XP
Set Tilt VIP
OCU Not required
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Award From Alan #82 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