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Airtrain welcomes NGR to network ahead of Commonwealth Games

December 13, 2017 Rail No Comments Email Email

Airtrain is pleased to welcome New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains to their network, servicing the Airport and Gold Coast line, to meet higher patronage demand and improved services leading up to and during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

With the first service taking place on Monday December 11, the NGR trains will operate between Brisbane’s Domestic and International airport stations and the Gold Coast, allowing travellers to have a more comfortable and better-informed journey.

Airtrain CEO, Chris Basche, said to have NGR trains servicing the network was good news for Airtrain passengers, especially leading up to the Commonwealth Games.

“We strive to ensure all of our passengers experience a positive journey when travelling to or from Brisbane Airports and the NGR trains will only enhance their experience,” said Mr Basche.

“To have the first of these new trains up and running on our network and servicing the Gold Coast in time for the Commonwealth Games is fantastic both for Airtrain and for our passengers, existing and future.”

All NGR trains will be Wi-Fi enabled and will feature LCD display screens in each carriage to provide more up to date route and next station information.

They will also be more comfortable, with more legroom and larger windows as well as 12 spaces dedicated for those who require mobility aids in the middle two cars that will align with assisted boarding points at the majority of stations on the network.

Airtrain is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to reach Brisbane and the Gold Coast from Brisbane Airport. It is the sole rail service connecting Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD with more than 21 million passenger trips taken in the company’s 16 years of operation.

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