Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP)

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) was established to meet the increasing demand for rail transport in South East Queensland over the next 10 years.

The Queensland Government's $7.1 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will build 65 new six-car passenger trains at a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Torbanlea, in the Maryborough region.

Two new maintenance depots and additional stabling yards will also be constructed in the Gold Coast region. 

In line with the Queensland Government's commitment to source locally, the construction, testing and maintenance of the new trains will be conducted within Queensland. 

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program will support South East Queensland's population and economic growth, as well as Cross River Rail and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Construction of the facilities and trains, and maintenance of the fleet will support Queensland jobs now and into the future. The program brings with it a pipeline of training and development opportunities to cement Queensland as the train building capital of Australia.

 

Benefits

  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

The $7.1 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) includes funding for:

  • construction of 65 six-car passenger trains 
  • a $239 million purpose-built manufacturing facility in the Maryborough region for major manufacturing/assembly works for the new fleet
  • construction of new maintenance facilities in South East Queensland to support the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program fleet 
  • additional stabling and train wash infrastructure in South East Queensland
  • maintenance and presentation services for the new trains and facilities
  • operational expenditure to sustain jobs and maintenance of the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program. 

Funding

Investment ID: 1804863

Total investment
$7.1 billion
Queensland Government
$7.1 billion

Current status

We are in the process of procuring the new trains and infrastructure and investigating suitable sites for the new facilities.  The Expression of Interest phase for the supply of the trains and construction of the facilities is complete with 3 shortlisted applicants, Alstom, CAF and Downer Rail, announced in June 2021.

The next phase, the Request for Proposal, started November 2021.

Accessibility

We’re undertaking early and comprehensive engagement with the disability sector to co-design the new trains, to ensure a fully compliant fleet that is accessible and functional for all passengers.

We have taken onboard all recommendations from the New Generation Commission of Inquiry, and are working closely with Commissioner Michael Forde and the Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council. 

An accessibility advisor has been appointed to the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.

Registration for local suppliers open

If you would like to supply goods and services to this project you will need to register your interest through the ICN Gateway.

Once registered, your information will be provided to the shortlisted tenderers for their consideration. 

Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated once it becomes available. 

Read more about specific supply opportunities.  

Supply chain opportunities - briefing event 

TMR invites Queensland manufacturers and suppliers to a briefing event to learn about supply chain opportunities, on Wednesday 8 December 2021. 

Information on expression of interest requirements, and how to register interest of the ICN gateway will be outlined.

The informational session will be followed by an opportunity for industry networking. 

Queensland suppliers are welcome to attend online, or in person at Maryborough. Registrations are essential and close on December 3 2021. 

Register for the event.