ICE (Intercity Express)

Road numbers:

EMD5151–8, EMM6151–8, EMT7151–4

 

Set numbers:

151–8

 

Operator:

Queensland Rail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1988

 

Number built:

20

 

Manufacturer:

ASEA Brown Boveri, Walkers Limited

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Weight:

50.1 t (EMD: driving motor car); 47.0 t (EMM65151–8: motor car); 34.0 t (EMT7151–4: trailer car)

 

Length:

23.4 m (EMD5151–8: driving motor car); 23.1 m (EMM65151–8: motor car, EMT7151–4: trailer car)

 

Seats:

42 (EMD5151–8: driving motor car); 48 (EMM65151–8: driving motor car, EMT7151–4: trailer car)

The ICE (Intercity Express) trains entered service from 1988 and are similar to the earlier EMU suburban trains in Queensland. They were obtained to operate the Spirit of Capricorn on the newly electrified line between Brisbane and Rockhampton. Their current service is between Brisbane, Nambour and Gympie North. They are able to operate with four to six carriages. Although capable of 160 km/h, they have a maximum speed of 120 km/h in regular service. The ICE trains will be replaced with the rollout of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock trains.