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Rail Company In Bid To Build Multi-Million-Pound Rail Depot Near Ipswich Station

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Rail Technology Magazine.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Rail company Freightliner has revealed that it is hoping to build a new multi-million pound depot for its trains just outside Ipswich station.

Freightliner said it wants to build an extensive workshop to maintain its locomotives and wagons, with around 20 new full-time and part-time jobs created to help it carry out the maintenance currently carried out at other depots across the country.

This Google Map shows the current position of Freightliner’s yard at Ipswich station.

Note the yard tucked in to the South of the station. It looks like fuel is being delivered.

It is not very large and according to the article, its position means that to refuel, locomotives have to cross the Great Eastern Main Line.

Part of the yard could also become the site for additional platforms for Ipswich station.

This article in the Ipswich Star, says this about the position of the new depot.

It wants to build a massive new workshop to maintain its locomotives and wagons on land where there are currently little-used tracks beside Ranelagh Road.

This Google Map shows the position.

Several freight trains are visible in Ipswich Yard and just to the North are the little-used tracks, mentioned in the Ipswich Star. It looks like this will be the new location of the depot.

The new depot will be well out of the way of Ipswich station, which can just be seen in the bottom-right corner of the map.

As the new depot will create extra jobs and be able to handle wagon repairs, that currently need to go to Manchester or Southampton, it seems that Freightliner’s plan is a good one.

January 22, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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