DB Schenker Brisbane Projects team successfully delivered the first two Gold Coast Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) this week. There is still another two trams on the water and due in the next two weeks...
Schenker Projects have handled these units from EXW Vienna to Delivered on the tracks at the Queens Street station in the Gold Coast. The LRV are transported as a single unit and are over 45m in length. This is the first time a train of this length has been moved as a single piece on a RORO vessel. By shipping on a RORO vessel instead of a Lift On / Lift Off Break Bulk vessel, DB Schenker has reduced the of lifting the LRV?s and additional risk of damage.
DB Schenker Brisbane Projects team have been working hard over the last 6 months to make this project a success. Having only four hour window between 12am and 4am to discharge to LRV's to the tracks without disrupting the operating hours of the LRV?s is something only DB Schenker can deliver!
The LRV's are stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail. These will assist with the additional volumes of the Commonwealth Games and the new track extension to Helensvale train station.