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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:19 am
Testing of the NGR trains at Wulkuraka continues. A few shots of NGR 701 undergoing testing ready for the rail network.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:12 am
Thanks for sharing, nice to see the rail network of QLD getting some new trains for their commuters
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:10 am
When these sets are 20 years old and no longer new generation, wonder what the acronym NGR will stand for?
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:48 am
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...
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:37 am
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.
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:23 pm
The NGRs would be tested and in service by now if they hadn't screwed up the signalling on the new Moreton rail line
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:53 am
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.
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:16 pm
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
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:31 am
Note comment above:
The NGR701 is undergoing testing on the network, still with most of the seats removed for load testing.
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:27 am
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)
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:11 am
Will they have a "kneeling" feature, or will less agile passengers still be required to bring their own stepladders to get on/off?
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:23 am
The disabled passengers are on wheels that is why a ramp is needed.
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:17 am
I'm not disabled, but I found the vertical gap at many stations quite daunting.
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 am
Yes some are 40 centimetres. Not as good as Sydney
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:02 am
No NGR trains at Redcliffe Peninsular line official opening today, only cleaned and polished SMUs.
Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:44 pm
Any other NGR sets out and about testing other than NGR701.
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:05 am
I've seen 702 on test runs before Christmas. Not a lot happening at the moment.
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am
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.
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 am
NGR 701 delivered to Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre 19 Feb. 2016 tested on QR tracks but not yet entered passenger service.
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:46 am
NGR 702 has gone from Progress Rail.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:59 am
NGR 701 on a Springfield Central to Caboolture service terminated at Darra due to a train fault.
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:52 am
Aren't these the trains that had to be rebuilt by an Australian company as the former LNP Newman had them built in India and they did not meet the Australian Disability Standards.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:59 am
Not rebuilt, just modified (albeit at the place where they should have been built in the first place
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Nam ... essibility