Modernisation of TransPennine Express’ (TPE) train maintenance depot on Leeman Road, York, is now underway.
TPE, in partnership with Siemens, is investing £11 million in the facility to make way for longer trains and more carriages in preparation for the brand new Nova trains, which are due to be introduced over the next year.
The depot, which already provides maintenance for TPE’s existing trains will also be able to offer stabling for the trains, ready to carry customers on early morning services.
The enhancements are being carried out in two phases. The first is currently underway while the second is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
Councillor Ian Gillies, leader of City of York Council, said: “York is a city with incredible railway heritage and it is great to hear about this significant investment.
“This expansion secures jobs that meet the needs of our highly skilled residents and shows York to be a great city to invest in.”