Tilt trains set for a mid-life revamp

QUEENSLAND rail travellers can look forward to improvements from mid next year as work starts on a major overhaul of tilt trains which travel through Gladstone.

The work will involve the mid-life overhaul of two trains including upgrades to key mechanical, electrical and control components and internal refurbishments.

Queensland Rail executive general manager travel and tourist Martin Ryan said the tilt trains, which travel between Brisbane and Rockhampton, are among the most popular trains in Queensland Rail's long distance fleet.

"In the 2013 - 2014 financial year, 225,000 people chose to take a journey along Queensland's southern coast aboard a tilt train service," he said.

Work on the tilt trains will be undertaken by Downer EDI in Maryborough.



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