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NGR train acceptance and testing

Acceptance

The first NGR trains have been accepted by the Queensland Government and have started passenger service on the Gold Coast and Airport lines.

The Queensland Government will continue to formally accept trains as each meets contractual and operational requirements and are proven to be safe for customers, train crew and infrastructure.

NGR trains will continue to undergo reliability and performance runs across the South East Queensland network.

Testing and commissioning

All 75 New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains will undergo a comprehensive testing and commissioning program to ensure they meet contractual and operational requirements and are safe for customers, train crew and infrastructure.

The NGR testing and commissioning program includes:

  • static testing (where the train does not need to move) of train components including the mechanical and electrical systems, Wi-Fi, CCTV, doors, seats and air-conditioning at the purpose-built Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich
  • internal information and communications technology (ICT) testing to ensure new on-board equipment integrates with existing Queensland Rail systems
  • Queensland Rail train crew training using the NGR simulators, classroom training modules and practical on-train sessions
  • on-track testing (also known as dynamic testing) on the rail network
  • ongoing reliability and performance runs across the network after each train has been formally accepted.  

Customers should note that some of the on-track tests require:

  • the trains to stop and open their doors at stations
  • the temporary replacement of the train’s seating with weights in order to better replicate the extra weight of passenger services.

NGR trains will continue to be progressively rolled out onto the rail network for testing. 

Last updated
04 January 2018