Longsight Electric TMD

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Longsight Electric TMD
Alstom West Coast Traincare Centre[1]
Longsight railway depot - geograph.org.uk - 808064.jpg
Longsight TMD in 2008.
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°27′41″N 2°12′00″W / 53.46145°N 2.200034°W / 53.46145; -2.200034Coordinates: 53°27′41″N 2°12′00″W / 53.46145°N 2.200034°W / 53.46145; -2.200034
Owner Alstom[1]
Depot Code 9A (1950-1973)
LG (1973-present)
Type EMU
Opened 1842

Longsight Electric TMD is an AC electric railway locomotive traction maintenance depot situated in Longsight, Manchester, England. The depot code is LG. It is one of the largest train depots in the United Kingdom and can hold 179 carriages at any one time.[2]

It is currently used by Northern Rail, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry. Northern Rail stores 45 Class 323 carriages and CrossCountry stores 17 carriages. Virgin Trains maintains 99 Class 390 "Pendolino" at the depot. The depot is situated on approach to Manchester Piccadilly station and is visible to rail passengers. It has been in continuous use as a maintenance facility since its opening in 1842.[1]

The depot currently maintains the Pendolino fleet. The facility operates on a maintenance rota for the fleet. Each day, twelve Pendolino carriages arrive at the facility in the evening to undergo maintenance before being released the following evening.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Alstom wins rail quality award". Manchester Evening News. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stock Depots". Network Rail. p. 103. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  3. ^ "West Coast Main Line Pendolino trains get a 2 million-mile service". Manchester Evening News. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-14.