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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

5 trains side by side 


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.

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

Passenger service

The first NGR trains started passenger service on the Gold Coast and Airport lines on Monday 11 December 2017.

The first trains were deployed to these lines to meet higher patronage demand and provide improved customer service during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

NGR trains will be progressively rolled-out onto the network for passenger service when they are deemed safe and ready, and are planned to operate across the entire South East Queensland passenger rail network.

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.  


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
04 January 2018