Depots - Articles and news items

Hitachi to create 250 jobs at new rail depot

Rail industry news / 11 April 2017 /

Hitachi Rail Europe which is building and maintaining the new intercity trains, aims to employ 250 people at its new Doncaster depot.

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.