New Generation Rollingstock, Australia
New Generation Rollingstock (‘NGR’) is a public private partnership consisting of the design, build, finance and maintenance of 75 new six-car trains for the South East Queensland suburban passenger rail network, and the design and construction of a new purpose-built maintenance facility in Wulkuraka, Queensland. The total project capex is approximately AU$4.4 billion, making it the single largest single investment to date in rail rollingstock in Queensland.
NGR is being delivered by the Qtectic consortium in partnership with the Queensland Government. John Laing is the largest investor in the Qtectic consortium and has played a significant role in management of the project. John Laing representatives hold senior roles in the project management team and on the project company’s Board of Directors, including as the Chair of the Board.
NGR passenger services commenced in December 2017 with the final multiple units entering service in December 2019. The new trains have replaced an ageing fleet and increased fleet capacity by 26%, enabling the network to meet growing demand. Commuters are benefiting from safer, modern and more efficient trains with less overcrowding, and improved comfort and travel times.