The simple, but mind-bogglingly persistent problem with Melbourne’s new trains

A photo I took of the HCMT on its first passenger (aka. revenue) service.

Have you been on one of Melbourne’s new High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) yet? They’re very nice–long, plenty of comfy seats as-well as standing area, and modern passenger information with dynamic line maps, all as you’d expect from a modern metropolitan/suburban train system. It’s checkmarks all the way down, except for one problem. Sometimes the doors don’t open.

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