Mortdale Maintenance Depot

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Mortdale Maintenance Depot
Location
Location Mortdale
Characteristics
Owner(s) RailCorp
Operator(s) Sydney Trains
Roads 11
Rolling stock T sets
History
Opened 1925

The Mortdale maintenance depot is a Sydney Trains train depot in the southern Sydney suburb of Mortdale.

Description[edit]

The depot features nine roads under the main shed (numbered 1-3 and 5-10), two elevated outdoor roads (numbered 11 and 12), a train washing facility and several short outdoor storage sidings. The depot is responsible for the stabling and maintenance of all the Tangara trains on the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line local services.

History[edit]

The depot opened in 1925 and was one of four electric train depots built under the Bradfield electrification plan, the other depots being at Hornsby, Flemington, and Punchbowl.[1]

Following the opening of the Eastern Suburbs line in 1979, Mortdale became the first all double deck depot only having S sets allocated. The last S set was withdrawn from Mortdale in April 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ First Stop Central Keenan, David R & Clark, Howard R Australian Electric Traction Association 1963