New Generation train arrives in Queensland

The first of 75 new trains that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Queensland has arrived at Brisbane.

Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) train arrived at the Port of Brisbane from Bombardier’s factory at Savli, India, and has now been moved to the purpose-built $190 million Wulkuraka Maintenance Facility, west of Ipswich.

A total of 450 QNGR cars, 75 six-car trains, will be delivered over the next three years and gradually rolled out onto the network.

Before being moved, the six cars were assembled into a train at the port and safety checks such as brakes tested. It was then hauled behind a freight locomotive to the new depot 70km away.

Now the train will be completely assembled and checked, including a full-load brake test, before entering service in the second half of this year. The new fleet will be complete and in service by the end of 2018.


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