Australia Troublesome NGR trains to hit Qld tracks

12:21  06 december  2017
12:21  06 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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The latest batch of Queensland Rail's trouble-plagued New Generation Rollingstock trains have been put on the tracks . It comes less than a month after the first three NGR trains were rolled out across the southeast network.

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Two of the New Generation Rollingstock trains will be deployed on Monday on the Gold Coast and Airport lines, while one will be held in reserve.

QR CEO Nick Easy said it was pleasing to finally have some of the $4.4 billion train fleet ready to roll out.

"There's been an enormous amount of work and a team effort to achieve these outcomes," Mr Easy told reporters on Wednesday.

"We've always said these trains will enter service by the end of the year, and we've been able to do that through the good work of all our teams."

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When they were ordered, the then Government crowed about the “New Generation Rollingstock” ( NGR ) trains being half the price of similar designs. “The NGR rolling stock has a long and sad history”, Robert Dow of public transport users group Rail Back on Track told news.com.au.

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The three trains being rolled out represent a small fraction of the 75 ordered, and Mr Easy couldn't say exactly when the rest of the rolling stock would come online.

"There will be a progressive deployment of the balance of the trains until we have 75 trains that have completed their commissioning and assurance processes."

a close up of a store: <p>Queensland Rail's troublesome new trains have been tested and will start taking passengers on the Gold Coast line from Monday.</p> © Provided by Seven News

Queensland Rail's troublesome new trains have been tested and will start taking passengers on the Gold Coast line from Monday.

Mr Easy also couldn't confirm how many trains would be running during the Commonwealth Games in April, committing only to releasing the integrated transport plan for the event closer to the start date.

"The number of trains (ready for the Games) will be based on how many have passed their assurance tests, and we'll service the timetable we'll release in the new year."

There are currently 21 trains on the ground in Queensland, including the three which have already been cleared for service.

Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Jackie Trad said earlier this year she hoped to have 15 of the trains functional in time for the games, but later backed away from that figure.

Mr Easy explained that some of the trains would have to be modified in Australia because they had been manufactured before the issues were identified, while others would have their issues addressed at the point of manufacture.

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