The Queensland Government will contribute $4.4 billion over 32 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 and construction of a purpose-built Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich
- procurement of 3 NGR training simulators for train crew.
On-track testing underway
NGR trains have started on-track testing around the south-east Queensland rail network to ensure they meet operational and safety requirements before the first passenger services begin.
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- 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
- September 2016 – Start of on-track testing
- First half of 2017 – 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.
Under this PPP contract, Qtectic is:
- designing, constructing and maintaining the NGR trains over a 32 year period
- designing and constructing the NGR Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka
- procuring 3 NGR training simulators for train crew.
Queensland Rail will operate the NGR trains, and is undertaking a significant amount of planning and preparation to transition the new trains into daily operations. It is also working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure they meet strict safety and performance standards.
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
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