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New Generation Rollingstock


The Queensland Government’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project will see a significant increase to the South East Queensland train fleet to meet the growing demand for rail services.

The project is the largest single investment by Queensland in trains and demonstrates the government’s commitment to public transport in South East Queensland.


South-east Queensland

Metropolitan Region

Project info

NGR Exterior – Artist impression of the exterior of the New Generation Rollingstock.

The Queensland Government will contribute $4.4 billion over next 30 years to fund the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project which includes:

  • design, construction and maintenance of 75 new passenger trains for South East Queensland
  • design, construction and operation of a purpose-built Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich
  • procurement of 3 NGR training simulators for train crew.

Key milestones

  • December 2013 – Contract awarded to the Bombardier-led consortium called Qtectic
  • April 2014 – Works commenced on Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
  • February 2016 – Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre officially opened
  • February 2016 – First NGR train arrived in South East Queensland to commence testing
  • Second half of 2016 – Expected start of NGR services on the South East Queensland passenger rail network
  • Late 2018 – All NGR fleet operational.

Delivery and operation

The NGR project is being delivered under an Availability Public Private Partnership (PPP), which was awarded to the Bombardier-led consortium called Qtectic in 2013. Qtectic is made up of Bombardier Transportation, John Laing, Itochu and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments Limited.

As operator of the NGR trains, Queensland Rail is also undertaking a significant amount of planning and preparation work to transition the new trains into daily operations and is working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure they meet strict safety and performance standards.

The first train is expected to begin service on the South East Queensland passenger rail network in the second half of 2016. The remaining NGR fleet will be progressively rolled out onto the network until late 2018.


In South East Queensland, the NGR project will support:

  • about 500 full-time jobs including:
    • 131 positions for the management, design and commissioning of the NGR trains
    • 215 positions for construction of the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
    • 150 ongoing full-time jobs at Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
  • up to 1,500 indirect jobs.

Contact the New Generation Rollingstock project team

To receive email updates, please email the project team. This is the easiest way to make sure you get project news and updates, notices about work and new information.

Phone: 1800 478 238*—the project team is available to answer your questions between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

*Free call Australia wide. Higher rates apply from mobile phones and pay phones.

More information

Last updated
28 October 2016