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Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

A dedicated Maintenance Centre has been built at Wulkuraka to maintain, service and repair the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) fleet. 

Key features of the centre include:

  • 10 rail roads for stabling, maintenance, repairs and overhauls
  • a dedicated wheel lathe
  • train lifting jacks
  • 4 fully pitted roads with raised rails
  • retractable overhead lines and roof gantries
  • train cleaning and decanting facilities
  • Automated Visual Inspection System (AVIS).

What can residents expect during ongoing operations?

  • Train servicing, maintenance and repair operations will be underway 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • NGR trains will be stabled at the centre day and night.
  • Trains will be entering and departing the centre throughout the day and night.
  • Train drivers will be required to conduct a short beep of the train horn prior to the start of every service to ensure it works, as required.
  • Train drivers will need to conduct a short test of their emergency air brakes prior to the start of any service to ensure they are operational.

Latest update on the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

Other projects

The NGR project has also delivered several major infrastructure upgrades around Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre since construction started in 2014, including:

  • Wulkuraka station upgrade:
    • installation of 3 lifts and pedestrian overpass
    • construction of connection tracks to the maintenance centre
  • upgrade to the intersection of Toongarra Road and Dixon Street West
  • drainage upgrades on Grace Street
  • upgrades to Dixon Street East. 

Contact

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

Videos

Time-lapse showing construction of the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

 

Images

Completed
Completed:
Main maintenance building at the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre.

Road 6
Road 6:
This road is for cleaning the NGR train’s interior, exterior and underframe.

Inside the main building
Inside the main building:
Roads 2 and 3 are for the regular inspection under and on top of the NGR trains.

Wheel Lathe Building
Wheel Lathe Building:
A dedicated building to re-profile the NGR train’s wheels. The Wheel Lathe is installed in the ground beneath the train.

The aerial photos below show progress of the works at the Maintenance Centre.

Last updated
07 June 2018