Commuters will benefit from safer, modern and efficient trains, with less overcrowding, and improved comfort and travel times. NGR trains will service all lines in South East Queensland.
The new trains will replace an aging fleet and increase the current fleet by 30%.
NGR trains are fully designed and engineered by Bombardier in Brisbane. Qtectic and Bombardier are collaborating with Queensland Universities to further develop local design capabilities.
The trains are being designed to operate for both suburban and interurban service.
Key features of the trains include:
- 6 car permanently coupled 25kV EMU
- 140 km/h top speed
- Narrow Gauge Bogie
- 9 car convertible
- The coupled trains will allow access between all six carriages, enabling passengers to travel through from one end of the train to the other
- All NGR trains will be equipped with toilet facilities and WiFi.
The NGR trains will be maintained in a new purpose-built Maintenance Centre, currently under construction at Wulkuraka, near Ipswich Queensland.