UK: Northern Upgrades Hull TrainCare Centre

Northern Rail has upgraded its TrainCare Centre in Hull to increase its maintenance and servicing capacity and improve service reliability.

The Hull Botanic Gardens facility houses the train operator’s Class 170 trains alongside the team responsible for their routine servicing, maintenance and repair. This work is mostly carried out at night to avoid disruptions to passenger service.

Hull TrainCare Centre
Hull TrainCare Centre

As part of this upgrade, new modern equipment has been installed at the facility, including a crane, train roof access platforms and jacks, as well as an additional fuelling road.

The depot’s train shed has also been given a new roof thanks to a collaboration between Northern and Network Rail.

Jack Commandeur, Engineering Director at Northern said:

“We want to make sure we can get as many trains as possible in service for customers and to do that we need modern engineering facilities and expert technicians, engineers and operators.

“I am confident our improved maintenance centres will deliver more trains into service on a daily basis and help improve services for our customers.”

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