Photo by M Wong.
Comeng train, 1981- . Positive luxury, with air conditioning and they were blissfully quiet. Unfortunately the air conditioning was unreliable if the weather was hot...yes, some irony there. The air con was upgraded a few years ago.
4D, or Tangara, 1992 - 2002. Yes it looks like a double deck Sydney train and it was made in NSW. There was only the one made and it could only run on one train line because of its height. I never travelled on it. Looks nice though. It was cut up for scrap.
X'Trapolis, 2002 - . Very nice and comfortable trains, but not significantly better than the Comeng, in my opinion. This train marked the beginning of buying our trains from overseas, in this case from Alstom of France. This train was the first to have a flexible rubberish joint between carriages, instead of doors.
The future? New trains from Alstom will be appearing on our rails soon. I've tidied up What Tram is that, if you would like to identify Melbourne's trams.