New Generation Rollingstock

Keeping Queenslanders moving

The New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project managed the significant increase to the South-East Queensland train fleet to meet the growing demand for rail services.

New generation rollingstock

  • Contract value:

    $4.4 billion over 32 years

  • Client:

    Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Successful tenderer:

    Qtectic consortium, comprising Bombardier Transportation, John Laing, Itochu and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments Limited

  • Contract style:

    Availability payment Public Private Partnership

  • Finance:

    Privately financed Public Private Partnership, with a government contribution at specified milestones during construction period

  • Procurement completed:

    January 2014

  • Delivery period:

    2016 – 2018

  • Maintenance period:

    30 years from 2016

Treasury Commercial group managed the delivery of the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project under an availability payment public private partnership (PPP), which was awarded to the Bombardier-led consortium called Qtectic in late 2013. Qtectic comprises Bombardier Transportation, John Laing, Itochu and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments Limited.

The consortium financed construction of the trains, with the Queensland Government funding the $4.4 billion NGR project over the 32 year contract. The project included:

  • design, construction and maintenance of 75 new passenger trains
  • design and construction of a new purpose-built maintenance centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich
  • procurement of three NGR simulators for training train crew.

“Despite the complexity and scale of the New Generation Rollingstock project, Treasury Commercial group led a rigorous procurement process that enabled Bombardier and its consortia partners to achieve financial close in record time – a testimony to the professionalism of the Treasury Commercial Group team.”

Bombardier Transportation Project Director

Paul Brown

Last updated: 3 April 2018