Operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced a new £7 million train depot will open next summer in Scarborough.
The facility will create 15 jobs and provide light maintenance services to the new 220 carriages being built by Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF. The first new carriages are due to enter service in late 2018.
TPE said a number of sites were considered in the wider Yorkshire area but Scarborough was picked because it “provides a geographically strategic site for essential maintenance work.”
Enhancements to the track are also being made as part of the work, including the laying of one mile of brand new rails. Construction of the depot is expected to begin in the new year.