The RailConnect NSW consortium, an unincorporated joint venture between UGL, Hyundai Rotem Company and Mitsubishi Electric Australia, will design, build and maintain more than 500 new train carriages for the New South Wales intercity network. The New Intercity Fleet (NIF) trains will carry customers from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the South Coast, the Blue Mountains and Lithgow.
UGL will be responsible for the maintenance and whole‐of‐life asset management of the 512 new carriages for 15 years once they are added to the NSW TrainLink Fleet. Furthermore, UGL will provide local support to its consortium partners throughout the design and testing phases of the project.
Whole‐of‐life asset management includes the development of a condition‐monitoring system to provide real‐time information on train performance. UGL teams will operate from several locations throughout the network to facilitate the timely repair of faults to improve the availability of the fleet.
UGL's maintenance and asset management will be based at a new purpose‐built facility in Kangy Angy on NSW’s Central Coast. The facility will feature multiple roads with a wash plant, wheel lathe and an undercover maintenance area. UGL will supply, install, integrate and commission the maintenance facility specialised train maintenance equipment and provide input into the facility’s design.