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1of55 wrote:NGR units 708 and 713 seen stabled at Bowen Hills.
What about in service before the 21st century is out??
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Two units externally decorated with aboriginal type designs stabled at Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre.

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Geez, this NGR thing is taking forever!!!
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^ Exactly my point but some don't want to acknowledge this elephant.
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Swift wrote:^ Exactly my point but some don't want to acknowledge this elephant.
I understand that, Swift. It's just, why get these done in India when they can be done in Maryborough? What happened with being local here? :?: :roll:
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Why not give the Indians some work if it results in a good product? It beats donating to a charity where only 14% goes to the cause. At least we get a train out of it.
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yesterday 708 and 713 gone from Bowen Hills.
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NGR 706 at WMC 6 Dec 2017.
NGR 706 at WMC 6 Dec 2017.
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Any idea how many sets are going into service?

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1st one Monday 11 Dec from Varsity Lakes 6.25am according to Translink. I ve heard 4 sets somewhere but not sure if this is correct.

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The first NGR train (704) in passenger service made the trip from Varsity Lakes at 6.25am and arrived at Roma Street (filmed by several TV stations) on Platform 6. Translink were offering promotional material, cardboard cut-out models of the NGR train and Go card wallets decorated with images of 706 and refreshments. The train continued on to the Airport. On the return journey it terminated at Park Road.
NGR 708 and 713 were in the stabling yard at Bowen Hills as we passed in NGR 704 towards the Airport. NGR 713 was seen at Ipswich station at 11.35am.

The ride in NGR 704 was smooth and quiet and the air con was louder than the traction motors. The contactor? is loud like the EMUs when the current cuts out. The seats lack the deeper cushions of the SMUs but have more leg room. In the transverse seating cars the isles seem wide enough and if they were any wider, unless converted to longitudinal seating, the seats would have to be narrowed. The toilet compartment is as spacious as in the SMU trains.

The station announcement system is visual AND audio and has scrolling displays like the SMU units. The VDU screens in the carriages show various features of the NGR trains, train etiquette and a diagram of the Gold Coast G tram system, ending at Helensvale. The train guard also makes announcements.

Signs showing permitted and prohibited activities while on the train are displayed by the door.
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NGR 704 arriving at Roma St station
NGR 704 arriving at Roma St station
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Boarding ramp and display screen
Boarding ramp and display screen
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Carriage with longitudinal seating.
Carriage with longitudinal seating.
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Internal display screen
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On board toilet.
On board toilet.
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NGR706 at Wulkuraka.
NGR706 at Wulkuraka.
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Two NGR trains seen at progress rail at redbank.

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NGR 720 towed from WMC behind 2 QR diesels this afternoon. Went to progress rail.

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Any more progress with NGR's going in to service or still testing at this stage.

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I have only seen 704,705, 706 and 708, on the Gold Coast /Airport line where they have been running in service since 11 December. They regularly return to the WMC usually via the Tennyson loop. 4 other units have been moved to Progress rail.

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710 seen on airport line at fortitude valley today. No wrap like first ngr in service.

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Likewise 713 seen today.

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NGR 715 damaged in a incident at Wulkuraka awaiting repair.
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Sorry Queensland, you do a lot of things well, but this had been a shmozzle from go to whoa and man it's ugly!
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NGR 722 and 723 on test 20 May 2018.
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NGR 722 passing through Booval on a test run.
NGR 722 passing through Booval on a test run.
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NGR 723 re-entering Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
NGR 723 re-entering Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre
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733, 734 and 715 and 701 at Progress Rail.
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713 in service on the Doomben line at Ascot.
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713 in service at Ascot.
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NGR 702 has been parked at Progress rail in a non electrified siding for nearly a week.

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NGR 737 and 738 have just arrived at WMC behind 2 QR diesels.

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NGR 734 has arrived at Wulkuraka towed from Redbank by 2 diesels.

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NGR trains in service since 10 Sept 2018 on Springfield and Redcliffe lines. NGR 726 approaching Springfield Central.
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