Depots - Articles and news items

GWR rail depot open day celebrates 40 years of the high speed train

Rail industry news / 4 March 2016 /

On Monday 02 May 2016, Great Western Railway (GWR) will celebrate 40 years of the high speed train with a rail depot open day at St. Philips Marsh.

Transport Secretary opens Thameslink Three Bridges depot

Rail industry news / 15 October 2015 /

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin officially opened the Thameslink Three Bridges depot on the 15 October, paving the way for Thameslink Programme completion in 2018.

Allerton Depot opens following £23m upgrade to maintain electric trains

Rail industry news / 14 October 2015 /

Allerton Depot has been transformed thanks to a £23 million upgrade to service Northern Rail’s new fleet of electric trains.

Thameslink hi-tech train centres near completion

Rail industry news / 20 April 2015 /

Construction of the new Thameslink hi-tech train centres at Three Bridges and Hornsey nears completion.

Spotlight on Shields Depot, Glasgow

Issue 4 2009, Past issues / 21 July 2009 /

Rail travel has been growing in Scotland with more than 20% growth since 2004 and, as a result, government agency Transport Scotland is funding a major enhancement programme for the rail network in Scotland. As a part of this programme, 38 new Class 380 trains will be delivered between September 2010 and spring 2011, adding some 9,000 seats to the Scottish rail network at a cost of approximately £200 million.

Important Aylesbury depot work contributes to high-performance and passenger satisfaction

Issue 3 2009, Past issues / 15 May 2009 /

How the train maintenance team at Aylesbury Depot play a vital part in helping Chiltern Railways achieve one of the highest PPM scores among UK rail companies.