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Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:53 pm
by Swift
1of55 wrote:NGR units 708 and 713 seen stabled at Bowen Hills.

What about in service before the 21st century is out??

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:37 pm
by 1of55
Two units externally decorated with aboriginal type designs stabled at Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:49 pm
by Bus Suggestions
Geez, this NGR thing is taking forever!!!

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:53 pm
by Swift
^ Exactly my point but some don't want to acknowledge this elephant.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:02 pm
by Bus Suggestions
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:

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:11 pm
by Swift
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:50 pm
by 1of55
yesterday 708 and 713 gone from Bowen Hills.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 pm
by nathan1987
Any idea how many sets are going into service?

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:56 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:25 pm
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:27 am
by 1of55
Two NGR trains seen at progress rail at redbank.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:54 pm
by 1of55
NGR 720 towed from WMC behind 2 QR diesels this afternoon. Went to progress rail.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:25 pm
by nathan1987
Any more progress with NGR's going in to service or still testing at this stage.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 am
by 1of55
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.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:10 pm
by 1of55
710 seen on airport line at fortitude valley today. No wrap like first ngr in service.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:01 pm
by 1of55
Likewise 713 seen today.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:32 pm
by 1of55
NGR 715 damaged in a incident at Wulkuraka awaiting repair.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:39 pm
by Swift
Sorry Queensland, you do a lot of things well, but this had been a shmozzle from go to whoa and man it's ugly!

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
by 1of55
NGR 722 and 723 on test 20 May 2018.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:53 pm
by 1of55
733, 734 and 715 and 701 at Progress Rail.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:41 pm
by 1of55
713 in service on the Doomben line at Ascot.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:07 am
by 1of55
NGR 702 has been parked at Progress rail in a non electrified siding for nearly a week.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:29 pm
by 1of55
NGR 737 and 738 have just arrived at WMC behind 2 QR diesels.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:39 pm
by 1of55
NGR 734 has arrived at Wulkuraka towed from Redbank by 2 diesels.

Re: Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:27 pm
by 1of55
NGR trains in service since 10 Sept 2018 on Springfield and Redcliffe lines. NGR 726 approaching Springfield Central.