Tag Archive for: depot

New £100m train depot to open in Wales

Photo: Welsh Government.This depot will be used to house and service 36 new metro vehicles operating on the Taff Vale lines.
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SNCF to open “factory of the future” in Romilly-sur-Seine

SNCF has acquired a six-hectare site in Romilly-sur-Seine where it plans to build a new technical centre of excellence.
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Mechan to ship first order to the Americas

Photo: Mechan.UK rail depot equipment specialist Mechan is preparing to ship its first order to the Americas.
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Contractor chosen to build depot for Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam

Photo: Strukton.In March, Mitsui and Siemens announced their intention to form a 50-50 joint venture (JV) and build the depot.
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Turkmenistan opens locomotive depot on Kazakhstan–Turkmenistan–Iran rail link

Speaking to a group of the country’s railwaymen, Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the project will help upgrade transport services to a higher level by promoting the area as a major transport hub.
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Queensland awards $70 million rolling stock maintenance contracts

Downer EDI’s maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, has been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth $70 million.
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United Wagon Company to open carriage service centre in Estonia

United Wagon Company (UWC) is set to open a carriage service centre in Estonia. An agreement has been reached so that the company’s Baltic States cargo fleet can now be serviced at Skinest Rail’s depot in Valga. Depot staff have undergone a UWC course for carriage maintenance and repair and the facility already stocks the necessary […]
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When the trains get longer the hose won’t reach!

The new Hitachi Class 800 trains, due to be introduced on the East Coast route, can be quite long. They come in a variety of lengths, of course, but ten coaches are what is planned. They will be able to operate using electric traction under the wires – where they exist – and under diesel […]
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Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction and refurb contract

BAM Nuttall has been awarded a contract by Stadler to construct a new depot and refurbish another to support the commissioning and ongoing maintenance of its new Merseyrail fleet. The multi-million contract includes a brand new depot in Kirkdale and an upgrade of the existing depot in Birkenhead North. Kirkdale will include washing and stabling facilities […]
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Foundation stone laid for Rhine-Ruhr-Express depot

Officials have laid the cornerstone of a new service and maintenance depot for Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr-Express (RRX) fleet. Work has now begun on the depot, which will maintain all 82 RRX trains, in Dortmund-Eving. Siemens said it expects test operations to begin in the middle of next year. The depot in Dortmund-Eving will employ around 75 people […]
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Greater Anglia reveals depot plans for new trains

Greater Anglia is to build a new depot on the site of a former chemical works factory near Manningtree station to maintain its new fleet of Stadler trains. The 22-acre depot, which includes 13 tracks, will initially be used to commission the new trains. Long term, the facility will be used for cleaning, stabling and […]
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