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Doncaster Intercity Express depot

VolkerFitzpatrick delivered the new Doncaster train servicing, stabling and maintenance depot on Network Rail land. The depot serves 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 site for over 100 years. The newest facility, built by VolkerFitzpatrick, allows for the inspecting, repairing, cleaning, maintaining, refuelling, re-watering and storage Hitachi’s fleet of express trains.

Construction work included 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 are a two-storey office, workshop and welfare facility. The depot is equipped with a raised maintenance road, platform level access and monorail hoists.

Other facilities include a wheel lathe, bio-pit, train wash and cleaners' accommodation. In addition, associated railway depot infrastructure works have been upgraded, including new signalling and OHLE construction in accordance with the relevant Network Rail standards. Road access to the depot has also been upgraded as part of the works.

Facts and figures

  • Client:
    Hitachi Rail Europe
  • Dates
    July 2014 - March 2017
  • Location:
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Awards:
    British Safety Council International Safety Award with distinction
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