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Starr Gate Blackpool Tram Depot

A prestigious new tram care depot, was built to reflect the iconic status of the tram but with a new innovative design.

The works comprised the design and build of a new tram maintenance depot and covered stabling for the purposes of maintaining a fleet of approximately 16 new low floor trams together with the supply and installation of associated equipment including fixed tram lifting equipment comprising monorail hoist and travelling crane; and a wheel lathe and access platforms/overhead gantries.

Additionally there was the design and installation of a tram wash and automated sand system. The works also included the construction of 1200m of tram track and overhead line electrification equipment. The trackwork included several hand points as well as signalled motorised points. A new traction substation was also designed and built.