Passenger Rail, Rolling stock & Rail Vehicle Design

NGR trains continue QLD rollout

South East Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains have rolled out on the Springfield and Redcliffe Peninsular lines, part of the fleet’s ongoing commissioning across the network.

The first service taken by an NGR train on the lines was on Monday’s 3.46am Kippa-Ring to Springfield Central service.

The rollout on the two lines builds upon the initial rollout of the trains to the Gold Coast and Airport lines in mid-December 2017, Doomben line in May 2018 and Northgate to CBD services in July.

State transport minister Mark Bailey said 27 NGR trains have now been fully-commissioned for service across the South East Queensland network.

“It’s great to see the fleet continuing to service customers across SEQ and entering the Springfield and Redcliffe-Peninsula lines,” Bailey said.

“I’m told Queensland Rail has already received messages from excited train enthusiasts eager to catch a glimpse of the trains servicing these stations for the very first time.”

The NGR fleet will continue to rollout across the network as more trains successfully undergo testing and safety assessments.

The beginning of NGR services on the Springfield and Redcliffe Peninsula lines has been supported by an increased customer service presence at stations, which will enable the provision of boarding assistance for passengers.

Bailey said that works to ensure NGR trains were disability accessible were ongoing and had been undertaken with the involvement of the accessibility sector.

“This has been done through a series of co-design workshops to ensure that the modified trains will meet functional requirements for all customers, as well as meeting the compliance standards required by the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT),” he said.

“Qtectic, Bombardier and Downer EDI are progressing with detailed design work and preparation of the Maryborough workshops for the train upgrades.”

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