Motherwell TMD

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Motherwell TMD
Location Motherwell, Scotland
Coordinates 55°47′56″N 3°59′50″W / 55.7988°N 3.9972°W / 55.7988; -3.9972Coordinates: 55°47′56″N 3°59′50″W / 55.7988°N 3.9972°W / 55.7988; -3.9972
OS grid NS749579
Owner(s) Network Rail
Operator(s) Direct Rail Services
Depot code(s) ML (1973-)[1]
Type Diesel, EMU
BR region Scottish Region
Former depot code(s) 66B (1948-1967)[1]

Motherwell TMD is a Traction Maintenance Depot in Motherwell, Scotland. The depot code is ML.


In 1987 the depot had an allocation of Classes 08, 20 and 37 locomotives, and the depot had a salmon logo.[2] Classes 26, 27 and 47 were also usually stabled at the depot.[3]

Following the privatisation of British Rail, the depot was operated by EWS. It closed in 2007, with its operations relocated to nearby Mossend. Following the closure of the depot, the office space was taken over by site owners Network Rail as a new maintenance depot for the Motherwell area.

It was later reopened by Direct Rail Services who currently use it to stable Class 68 locomotives and Mark 2 carriages operated on Fife Circle services for Abellio ScotRail.


  1. ^ a b "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Marsden 1987, p. 81
  3. ^ Webster, Greengrass & Greaves 1987, p. 21


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An overhead view of the depot.