Howdon Depot is a new rolling stock depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the city of Newcastle between Percy Main Metro Station and Howdon Metro Station.
The depot has been built as a temporary measure to enable the building of a brand-new depot at Gosforth. The existing Gosforth depot will be replaced over a number of stages, so therefore the Howdon temporary depot is designed to stable, inspect and clean a minimum of ten 65m long trains of the new fleet of EMUs and existing Class 599 Metro Cars.
Each is driven by 1500Vdc OLE traction supply. The depot also includes a workshop facility which shall be protected by a Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS). The principal contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd. (BGCL) were requested to employ Fenix to complete the works as described below.
18 Shottery Brook Office Park
Timothy’s Bridge Road
T: 03300 580180
T: 01926 358428
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