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The New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains are providing a significant increase to the capacity of the South East Queensland train fleet. The project is the largest single investment by Queensland in trains and demonstrates the government's commitment to public transport in South East Queensland.

Updates

Funding

Total investment
$4.4 billion
Queensland Government
$4.4 billion

Key milestones

  • December 2013: Contract awarded to the Qtectic consortium
  • April 2014: Construction started 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 NGR accessibility upgrades program
  • October 2019: First NGR arrived in Maryborough to begin installation of accessibility upgrades
  • December 2019: 75th and final NGR train accepted in passenger service
  • April 2021: First upgraded NGR train began passenger services in South East Queensland
  • 2024: All 75 NGR trains modified with accessibility upgrades and back in passenger service.

Passenger service

New Generation Rollingstock services currently operate on the following lines:
  • Gold Coast line
  • Airport line
  • Doomben line
  • Northgate line
  • Springfield line
  • Redcliffe Peninsula line
  • Ipswich line
  • Caboolture line
  • Shorncliffe line
  • Cleveland line
  • Sunshine Coast line (Nambour station).
New Generation Rollingstock trains will operate on further lines in South East Queensland as required by Queensland Rail.

Accessibility upgrades

The $335.7 million NGR accessibility upgrade program is delivering the most accessible rail fleet Queensland has ever seen. The accessibility upgrades include the addition of a second toilet on all 75 NGR 6 car sets, increasing the size of toilet modules by 10% and installing new functional improvements for people with disabilities. Visit our NGR accessibility upgrades page for more information. The upgrades are being delivered at the Downer EDI plant in Maryborough.

Delivery and operation

The NGR project is being delivered under an Availability Public Private Partnership (PPP), which was awarded to the Qtectic consortium in 2013. Qtectic is made up of Alstom, John Laing, Itochu and Aberdeen Standard Investments.

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. 

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