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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

Train crossing a bridge. 

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.

Accessibility upgrades

The Queensland Government is working with the disability sector to improve the accessibility of the NGR trains to make them accessible for all Queenslanders.

The NGR accessibility upgrades include the addition of a second toilet on all 75 NGR 6 car sets, increasing the size of toilet modules by 10% and installing new functional improvements for people with disabilities.

The upgrades will be installed at the Downer EDI plant in Maryborough.

Visit our NGR accessibility upgrades page for more information.

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
  • September 2016—Start of on-track testing
  • December 2017—Start of passenger services
  • December 2018—Announcement of accessibility upgrades to NGR trains
  • Late 2019—Accessibility upgrade works begin on first NGR train
  • 2020—First upgraded train back on network
  • 2024—All 75 NGR trains modified with accessibility upgrades and back on network.

Passenger service 

New Generation Rollingstock services currently operate on the following lines:

  • Gold Coast line
  • Airport line
  • Doomben line
  • Northgate line
  • Springfield line
  • Redcliffe Peninsula line
  • Ipswich line
  • Caboolture line
  • Shorncliffe line
  • Cleveland line.

New Generation Rollingstock trains will operate on further lines in South East Queensland as required by Queensland Rail.

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 are responsible for building and maintaining the NGR Maintenance Centre, providing 3 training simulators for train crew, and building and maintaining the NGR trains for a 32 year period. Queensland Rail operate the NGR trains alongside the rest of the SEQ network fleet, working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure they continue to meet the required safety and performance standards. 


For further information about the NGR project, including the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre, please call TransLink on 13 12 30 (24 hours a day). 

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Last updated
01 August 2019