New Generation Rollingstock
John Laing has achieve financial close to deliver the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project in Queensland, Australia as part of a consortium led by Bombardier Transportation. The appointment was made by the Queensland Government.
The project involves the provision of 75 new six-car trains for a duration of 30 years for the South East Queensland suburban passenger rail network, and includes the maintenance of the trains for 32 years as well as the construction and maintenance of a depot facility.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is delivering the project in partnership with Projects Queensland. Queensland Rail is providing technical expertise to integrate the new trains with the existing network. Testing of the first completed train is expected to commence in approximately two years.