VolkerFitzpatrick are delivering the new Doncaster Carr train servicing, stabling and maintenance depot on Network Rail land. The depot will serve Hitachi Rail’s new fleet of intercity express long-distance trains operating on the East Coast Mainline network.
There has been a railway depot located on the Doncaster Carr site for over 100 years. The newest facility, built by VolkerFitzpatrick will allow the inspecting, repairing, cleaning, maintaining, refuelling, re-watering and storage Hitachi’s fleet of express trains.
Construction work includes the demolition of existing buildings and the erection and commissioning of an 11,000m2 10 car rail maintenance and storage depot. Also installed on site will be a two-storey office, workshop and welfare facility. The depot will be equipped with a raised maintenance road, platform level access and monorail hoists.
Other facilities include a wheel lathe, bio-pit, train wash and cleaner’s accommodation. In addition, associated railway depot infrastructure works are being upgraded, including new signalling and OLE construction in accordance with the relevant Network Rail standards. Road access to the depot will also be upgraded as part of the works.
Once in operation, the depot will accommodate a minimum of 10 five-car trains which will stop there every night.