Improvements for stabling trains at Leicester depot

EAST Midlands Trains will service a number of trains each night at UK Rail Leasing’s depot in Leicester during the 79-day closure of Derby station, which started on July 22.

The ex-BR diesel locomotive depot has been tidied up in readiness for this role, and new walkways installed for cleaning and maintenance staff.On July 10, Class 56s dominate the scene prior to their movement away for overhaul and a return to traffic with GB Railfreight.

A few days earlier, EMT Nos. 222014 and 222101 visited Barrow Hill for clearance tests on July 5, prior to the opening of upgraded stabling sidings at the depot, also built to service EMT sets during the Derby blockade. CHRIS MILNER

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