Bombardier to upgrade trains for the Queensland
Posted on 01 May 2019 and read 1816 times
Bombardier Transportation has received an order from Australia’s Queensland Government to deliver modifications to the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains currently being introduced to the South-East Queensland rail network.
Signed on 29 March and worth about 228 million euros, the order covers design and delivery, plus on-going maintenance over the remaining term of the public-private partnership.
Paul Brown, Bombardier Transportation’s project director for the Queensland NGR project, said: “Bombardier is proud to partner with Queensland Government to deliver the new-generation trains to the passenger rail network.
“This variation order is an important request from our customer, and we will continue to work closely with them to deliver the NGR project in line with the enhanced specifications.”
Bombardier is leading the Qtectic consortium that is contracted to deliver the NGR project; it will undertake the work to modify the trains in line with the revised design specifications with industry partner Downer EDI.
The agreement between Bombardier and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will see the previously approved toilet modules upgraded for improved disability access.
The changes will also include an additional module added to each six-car train to provide improved access for passengers with limited mobility.
) has created more than 2,000 local jobs through this project.
The design and toilet modification work will support a further 100 local jobs at Downer’s Maryborough facility, in addition to the 145 current Bombardier employees at the Wulkuraka Maintenance Facility.