Gosforth Depot wins category at Rail Business Awards 2024

The VolkerFitzpatrick team celebrated Gosforth Depot winning ‘Infrastructure Project and Station Excellence’ at The Rail Business Awards 2024. The winners of the Rail Business Awards 2024 were selected on Thursday 22 February at an evening event at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel. It was the 26th year of the awards and was the first year for the event to take place outside of London.  

A night time overhead shot of the Gosforth Depot
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VolkerFitzpatrick was appointed by Stadler, the Swiss engineering company, to build the brand-new depot at Gosforth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to replace a 100-year-old facility. The £70 million depot is designed to accommodate 46 new state-of-the-art trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro, which Stadler is manufacturing for Nexus. Construction started in 2021 and completed in early 2024. The new Class 555 METRO trains are set to be introduced into passenger service from the end of 2023.

The project was also shortlisted in the ‘Supplier & Contractor Excellence’ category.

The Rail Business Awards recognise and rewards excellence in every aspect of the industry, from daily operations, safety and customer service to technical innovation and major projects across the UK. They are designed to celebrate the individuals and companies whose vision, innovation and commitment help to shape this industry.

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