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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
  • December 2018—Announcement of accessibility upgrades to NGR trains
  • 2019—Modification works on first NGR train begin
  • 2020—First modified train back on network
  • 2024—All 75 NGR trains modified with accessibility upgrades and back on network

Passenger service

NGR trains are currently operating on the below lines in South East Queensland, and will be progressively rolled out across the entire South East Queensland passenger rail network:

  • Gold Coast
  • Airport
  • Doomben
  • Northgate
  • Redcliffe Peninsula
  • Springfield
  • Ipswich
  • Caboolture

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
10 December 2018