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Greater Anglia’s Norwich Crown Point Depot celebrates 40 years

Greater Anglia’s Norwich Crown Point Depot is celebrating 40 years of servicing Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex’s trains. The depot, which employs over 100 staff, has seen many changes over the years, most recently undergoing an extensive redevelopment to accommodate Greater...

Main building at Gosforth depot ready for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Stadler has recently finished the construction of the main building at Gosforth depot, soon to become the base for the new fleet of 46 trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Covering 12 acres just outside Newcastle city-centre, the new...

Zonegreen aces Wimbledon rail depot safety

Sheffield-based rail specialists, Zonegreen, have equipped one of the busiest maintenance depots in the country with state-of-the-art safety technology. South Western Railway’s Wimbledon Traincare Depot in London is now using Zonegreen’s flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) to protect staff...

Zonegreen points Bournemouth depot to safer future

A South Western Railway maintenance depot in Bournemouth, which is key to the smooth running of London area train services has improved its safety controls, thanks to Zonegreen. The Sheffield-based rail safety specialist has undertaken a complete overhaul of its...

100th SWR Desiro unit to be repainted is unveiled at Bournemouth

The 100th repainted Desiro unit has been unveiled at Bournemouth Traincare Depot. Representatives from SWR, Siemens Mobility and Angel Trains joined members of the train painting team as unit 450100 was displayed in its shiny new livery. This was a significant...

Zonegreen improves rail depot safety on Emerald Isle

Rail safety specialists, Sheffield-based Zonegreen, are enhancing the protection offered to maintenance workers across Ireland, as part of an extensive programme of depot upgrades. So far, the firm has completed safety improvements at four Irish Rail facilities and is designing...

EMR complete £2.56 million Nottingham train depot upgrade

East Midland Railway’s (EMR) £2.56 million upgrade of Nottingham’s Eastcroft train depot has been successfully completed - allowing more trains to be stabled at the key regional hub.  The significant investment allows the depot to stable more trains at a...

MTMS wins the contract to ensure Hitachi Rail intercity trains stay best in class

UK rail depot maintenance firm MTMS has been given the supportive task of ensuring some of the country’s most iconic trains remain clean, fast and reliable after it won a major contract with Hitachi Rail. The firm, based in Swadlincote,...

Work continues apace on project to build state-of-the-art £70m depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro

Ahead of the delivery of the first new train this year, good progress is being made on the construction of the new £70m Gosforth Metro depot, which will accommodate the 46 new trains for Tyne and Wear Metro, being...

HS2 reveals first images of Bucks Infrastructure Maintenance Depot set to support 180 jobs

HS2 today revealed the design for the new high speed railway’s state-of-the-art maintenance hub, which will bring around 180 jobs to Calvert in Buckinghamshire. Taking its inspiration from the style of local agricultural buildings and the industrial heritage of the...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...