Crown Point TMD

Crown Point TMD is a train maintenance depot in Norwich, England.

Crown Point TMD
Location
LocationNorwich, England
Coordinates52°37′20″N 1°19′03″E / 52.6221°N 1.3176°E / 52.6221; 1.3176Coordinates: 52°37′20″N 1°19′03″E / 52.6221°N 1.3176°E / 52.6221; 1.3176
OS gridTG246078
Characteristics
Owner(s)Network Rail
Operator(s)Greater Anglia
Depot code(s)
  • NR (1982-1983)
  • NC (1983-)
TypeDiesel, Electric, DMU
History
Opened27 October 1982
OriginalBritish Rail

HistoryEdit

Work began on building Crown Point TMD in 1980. It was built on a triangular 12-acre site between the Great Eastern and Wherry Lines to the east of Norwich station.[1] It was opened on 27 October 1982, by the chairman of the British Railways Board, Peter Parker.[2]

It replaced Norwich engine shed and allowed InterCity trains that had been serviced at Great Yarmouth to move to a central location. It was electrified in 1985, along with the Great Eastern Main Line.[3]

As part of the privatisation of British Rail, in 1997, it was taken over by Anglia Railways. It has since passed with the East Anglia franchise to National Express East Anglia and Greater Anglia. Central Trains also serviced rolling stock here until January 1998, transferring its work to LNWR at Cambridge.[4]

In 2018, a refurbishment of the depot commenced to accommodate new Class 745 and 755 fleets.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Servicing depot for Norwich The Railway Magazine issue 947 March 1980 page 113
  2. ^ Intelligence Railway Gazette International December 1982 page 968
  3. ^ Crowning glory Rail issue 543 5 July 2016 pages 40/41
  4. ^ Central Trains quits Norwich Crown Point Rail issue 325 25 February 1998 page 13
  5. ^ Greater Anglia’s £40m refurb of Crown Point Depot begins Rail Technology Magazine 24 April 2018
  6. ^ Norwich Crown Point Depot Taylor Woodrow