J3272 : New train maintenance depot, Belfast (21)

taken 10 years ago, near to Windsor, Beal Feirste and Springfield, Northern Ireland

New train maintenance depot, Belfast (21)
New train maintenance depot, Belfast (21)
The view, from the footbridge to Apollo Road, showing the partly-laid sidings. The 09.45 Portadown – Bangor is passing (top).
Adelaide train maintenance depot, Adelaide, Belfast :: J3271

Quoting from a Translink press release: “Construction work is underway in South Belfast as part of a Translink NI Railway’s project to develop a new train maintenance facility for its 20 new state-of-the-art trains.
Existing train cleaning and maintenance facilities based at York Road and the Fortwilliam area of North Belfast are currently operating at or near to full capacity. This new facility will provide engineering and workshops, a train wash, fuelling and train stabilizing facilities for the new fleet of Class 4000 trains.
The maintenance depot will be built at Translink’s Adelaide Depot off Boucher Road in South Belfast and Translink Infrastructure Executive, Clive Bradberry, says that its construction reflects a massive increase in demand for rail services”.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 323 720 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.7700N 5:57.2786W
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Irish: geotagged! J 322 720
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Belfast  Railway  Railway Construction  Railway Sidings  Building Site  Northern Ireland Railways  Translink 

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