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New commuter trains getting ready to roll

The first of the 75 new six-car trains has arrived in Brisbane, and is expected to take to the rails in the second half of 2016 as part of the Next Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project. The new trains will increase the overall size of the South East Utopia rail fleet by 30 per cent and provide a safer, more comfortable journey for passengers.

Take a look at images of the life-size replica, designed and built in Brisbane, and see what the new trains will be like inside.

Some of the key features of the new trains include:

  • Wi-Fi in every car
  • fully accessible toilet with baby change table
  • new internal and external CCTV cameras fitted throughout the train with movement sensors and emergency intercoms for passenger security
  • wider aisles, safer high-backed seats, floating seating with more leg room and under-seat storage for passengers
  • new straps to secure bicycles
  • a spacious cab and ergonomically designed console for drivers
  • 12 inch CCTV display to allow train staff to monitor the cars.

A dedicated Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich will maintain, service and repair the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) fleet, and provide approximately 150 full-time jobs.

Find out more about the NGR project.

Last updated
26 February, 2016

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