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NGR701

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:19 pm
by 1of55
Testing of the NGR trains at Wulkuraka continues. A few shots of NGR 701 undergoing testing ready for the rail network.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:12 pm
by Hawkeye
Thanks for sharing, nice to see the rail network of QLD getting some new trains for their commuters :)

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:10 pm
by richard
When these sets are 20 years old and no longer new generation, wonder what the acronym NGR will stand for?

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:48 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
richard wrote:When these sets are 20 years old and no longer new generation, wonder what the acronym NGR will stand for?


Maybe the next ones will be NGRR (New Generation Rollingstock Replacement)?

And replaced every 20 years? Our buses run for 25, and our trains for nearly 40... :shock:

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:37 pm
by richard
I did not suggest they would be replaced after 20 years. Rather they would still be running, but there would be a couple of newer generation models running around with them, thus rendering the nomenclature ironic or inappropriate.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:23 am
by Bedford-29
The NGRs would be tested and in service by now if they hadn't screwed up the signalling on the new Moreton rail line

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:53 pm
by 1of55
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NGR701 on the recently rebuilt approach to Sadliers Crossing bridge.
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The NGR701 is undergoing testing on the network, still with most of the seats removed for load testing. A few more shots of NGR701 on the rosewood line.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:16 am
by busmadrod
Are these the new trains where there is not many seats, and also the priority disability seating has been removed, which is illegal under the Queensland
Anti-Discrimination laws.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:31 am
by boronia
Note comment above:
The NGR701 is undergoing testing on the network, still with most of the seats removed for load testing.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:27 pm
by 1of55
With regard to the seats, there was a full sized replica of the interior layout of the new trains, at the open day of the Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre (See photos). In the words of Tim Nicholls, the new trains will have wider isles. As the loading gauge restricts the overall width of the train it occurred to me that the seats must be narrower. I measured the width of the SMUs and also the NGR replica double seats and the NGR seats are narrower overall.

The new trains have side destination displays which I have only seen display ‘test train’. I cannot see that these are going to be large enough to display full destinations, certainly not Springfield Central, Fortitude Valley or Coopers Plains. Maybe Kippa Ring will fit.

Loading points for disabled passengers are in the middle of the full length platforms. In the new trains the guard will be at the far end of the train in the other driving compartment which will be interesting when the ramp is needed.

Will the new Transport Minister want to show off the new trains at the official opening of the Redcliff Peninsular line next week? I guess so (with the seats back in place of course)

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:11 pm
by boronia
Will they have a "kneeling" feature, or will less agile passengers still be required to bring their own stepladders to get on/off? :P

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:23 pm
by 1of55
The disabled passengers are on wheels that is why a ramp is needed.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:17 pm
by boronia
I'm not disabled, but I found the vertical gap at many stations quite daunting.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:28 pm
by 1of55
Yes some are 40 centimetres. Not as good as Sydney

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:02 pm
by 1of55
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new graphic train indicators
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No NGR trains at Redcliffe Peninsular line official opening today, only cleaned and polished SMUs.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:44 am
by nathan1987
Any other NGR sets out and about testing other than NGR701.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:05 am
by 1of55
I've seen 702 on test runs before Christmas. Not a lot happening at the moment.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:35 pm
by nathan1987
Fair enough, I will be in Brisbane in mid February may see one of them pass me at the stations if they are out and about.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:19 pm
by 1of55
NGR 701 delivered to Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre 19 Feb. 2016 tested on QR tracks but not yet entered passenger service.

Re: NGR701

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:46 pm
by 1of55
NGR 702 has gone from Progress Rail.