The train manufacturer Bombardier Transport UK Ltd has awarded £142m contract to Taylor Woodrow, an arm of the construction group Vinci, to design and deliver a depot for the Crossrail train fleet at Old Oak Common, West London.
The 8-road depot will have sufficient capacity to house 33 trains while routine maintenance is being undertaken.
The project will see the creation of around 250 construction jobs on site.
The energy at the depot will be generated and stored using a composite renewable energy system consisting of photovoltaic cells and solar heated water. Ground source heat pumps from combined head and power plants will regulate heating and cooling within the facility.
Bombardier will manufacture and assemble the trains at their Derby plant, with the first train set to be complete by May 2017.
The new fleet will be gradually integrated with the existing rail network, ahead of services commencing through Crossrail’s central section in December 2018.
Project Manager James Mendis said: “The award of this important contract is the latest stage of Taylor Woodrow’s extensive involvement with Crossrail.
“Our role at Old Oak Common will allow us to demonstrate our extensive capabilities in delivering railway infrastructure projects.“
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