UK: New Train Maintenance Depot to Be Built in Shipley

UK Rail Minister Huw Merriman has confirmed plans to build a new maintenance facility in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

This is part of the government’s most recent 3.9 billion GBP investment in the Transpennine route upgrade (TRU). Around 100 million GBP of this funding will help deliver the Shipley TrainCare Centre, which will help support more reliable rail journeys across the North of England.

New depot in Shipley will bring essential maintenance works closer to the north Transpennine route
New depot in Shipley will bring essential maintenance works closer to the north Transpennine route
Rail Minister, Huw Merriman, said:

“It’s great to be returning to West Yorkshire with another significant announcement to boost rail travel for passengers across the North, demonstrating this government’s plan to invest in infrastructure and support the region’s huge potential for growth.”

Construction on the new maintenance facility is set to begin this year. The site will be home to Northern’s fleet of electric trains operating across West Yorkshire.

By providing essential maintenance works closer to the centre of the north Transpennine route, this investment aims to provide increased reliability for passengers.

Neil Holm, Managing Director of TRU, said:

“We’re delighted to reveal our plans for this major investment in Shipley, demonstrating the Transpennine route upgrade’s commitment to supporting local communities and creating local jobs.

“This brand new depot will support rail services while we carry out essential improvements and will also leave long-lasting legacy benefits for the town going forward.”

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