The East Midlands Railway (EMR) depot in Nottingham is being upgraded to the tune of 2 million GBP.
The upgrades to the Eastcroft depot will allow it to stable more trains. Additional fuel pumps will also be installed and the train cleaning facilities will be upgraded. The works are due to continue until June 2022.
The Eastcroft depot is responsible for delivering essential train maintenance services for EMR. The EMR Regional fleet that the depot provides day-to-day maintenance for currently comprises 69 trains. These trains are Class 156s, Class 158s, Class 170s and a small number of Class 153s. In 2022 additional 3-car trains will be introduced to the EMR fleet. The depot investment will help by providing additional capacity.
“We know how important a reliable and robust regional service is for our customers. Although the number of customers travelling with us is lower than it was before the pandemic, we are seeing more customers returning to our Regional services compared to Intercity.
“That is why this investment in Eastcroft, at the very heart of our EMR Regional service, is so important.
“It not only increases the capacity of the depot – it also helps to support the further development of EMR Regional services and will improve the service we can provide to customers, in the short, medium and long term.”
EMR Regional provides local services to towns and cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Peterborough, Ely, Grantham and Norwich.
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