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Hanson opens new rail depot to supply key projects and reduce CO2 emissions

Hanson has opened a new aggregates rail depot in West Drayton to supply customers in west London as well as key infrastructure projects. The move is part of the company’s strategy to improve its network of rail-connected depots and will...

Major investment into Northampton railway depot of the future

A new eco-friendly railway depot has been opened by the Rail Minister in Northampton. Chris Heaton-Harris MP today (Friday 25 June) officially opened the first phase of a new track maintenance depot which serves the West Coast main line. The building will...

Norwich rail depot redevelopment continues with new bogie drop installation

A new bogie drop facility has been installed at Greater Anglia’s Crown Point rail depot to help maintain the operator’s fleet of Stadler bi-mode trains. The work to install the £8.7M facility – which allows engineers to repair, remove and...

Zonegreen ensures safety at Notts depot is on point

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is expanding the services it offers to Nottingham’s Eastcroft depot, following the installation of its Points Converter technology. The East Midlands Railway facility is the latest to benefit from the system, which automates the traditional manual...

Rail depots back FirstClass Safety & Control expertise

Essex rail safety specialist, FirstClass Safety & Control, has been contracted by several Rail operators to maintain Depot Protection & Safety systems at key rolling stock depots. The contract awards follow FirstClass Safety’s growth in the Rail sector and demonstrate...

Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot

Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle. The new Metro depot will be...

HS2 seeks contractor to build Washwood Heath train depot and control centre

HS2 today began the search for a specialist contractor to build the high speed rail project’s central control centre and maintenance depot, which will create around 500 long-term jobs in Birmingham’s Washwood Heath. The contract – worth an estimated £275m...

A fresh approach to depot safety

FirstClass Safety & Control, the Essex-based safety control system specialist, which was created following a management buyout of the safety control division of Beck & Pollitzer back in 2017, has been supplying safety control systems for over 20 years. The...

Siemens Mobility’s Bogie Service Centre overhauls 500th bogie

Lincoln’s UK Bogie Service Centre has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its 500th bogie overhaul. The Siemens Mobility facility services bogies from all of the Siemens UK train fleet. The 500th bogie serviced came from a Velaro...

Ardwick depot safety enhanced as it prepares for new fleet

Ardwick depot in Manchester is preparing for a £500 million new fleet of trains, set to replace the much-maligned Pacers. As part of the necessary upgrades, Sheffield rail safety specialist Zonegreen is installing its Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS®) onto...

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East Anglia’s community rail groups join national campaign to highlight hidden gems along Britain’s rail network

In a move to get local residents back on track, East Anglia’s community rail partnerships are getting involved in...