VolkerFitzpatrick has modernised and extended York’s Leeman Road depot, to accommodate the new TransPennine Express Hitachi Nova 1 electro-diesel and CAF Nova 3 push-pull fleets.
The works included a 30m extension to each end of an existing servicing spine, including the canopy structure, extension of the track towards west end of site, the relocation of buffer stops, and impact protection works, as well as installing a new toilet emptying system.
New servicing facilities were also installed, including new Adblue distribution, extension of existing fuelling aprons, CET and screen wash facilities. To support this track modifications between the carriage wash and the servicing spine were undertaken with associated modifications to shore supplies and new Electric Traction Supplies (ETS). The electrical works involved the construction and commissioning of a sub-station and additional transformers and other associated equipment.
The programme was split into phases:
Lee Barron, Siemens project management lead (north)