The significant expansion of the train fleet requires increased train maintenance capacity.
A new purpose-built NGR Maintenance Centre has been built at Wulkuraka, Queensland.
Laing O’Rourke were awarded the contract to design and construct the new maintenance centre in January 2014. Initial enabling works were completed and construction of permanent works commenced in March 2014.
When completed in 2016, the NGR fleet will be serviced, maintained and repaired in the new Maintenance Centre. The Maintenance Centre will only service the NGR fleet.
The maintenance centre will include specialist equipment necessary to support the 30 years of maintenance on the NGR fleet, including:
- a specialist maintenance building with dedicated wheel lathe and train lifting jacks
- signalling, yard control, and overhead power supply
- train cleaning and decanting facilities
- administration offices