Queens Road New Maintenance Depot

Design and build contract for the provision of a maintenance workshop and associated works.


Stagecoach Metrolink

Date Completed



Rail Infrastructure

Project Overview

Complete engineering and construction works for a new maintenance depot road track.


The Challenge

As part of the Manchester Phase 1 and 2 Upgrade and Renewals Programme, Metrolink added a fleet of new trains onto the line. The existing depot needed upgrading to manage the 44 new vehicles. This project included the repair, upgrade and installation of new services.


The Solution

The project works included the construction of an additional new shed with an inspection pit, 120 metres long. We removed the existing rail track before constructing the new cavity and building the enclosed new steel structure building. New CFA (Continuous flight auger) and driver platforms were installed along with an overhead monorail crane, depot protection system, compressed air system, oil distribution and a radiant heating system.

Queens Road Manchester Train Depot

The Result

The project was completed within the proposed time frame, allowing Metrolink to issue out and sufficiently offer maintenance to their new fleet of vehicles.

Queens Road Manchester Train Depot