Date 28 Nov 2017
Galliford Try has been appointed by Nexus (the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive) to construct an £8m Metro Maintenance & Renewals Skills Centre. It will be located around existing Metro sidings in South Shields on the site of the town’s original railway station.
The centre will serve as a joint training centre and light maintenance facility and include classrooms, a lecture room, meeting rooms, a mock control room, offices, staff room, canteen and a changing room with showers, covered tracks and inspection pits, a platform, lobby and barriers. An external training track facility will be built to the west of the building. The centre will be connected to the main line via signalling and overhead line works.
Chris Scoffield, Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Rail, Aviation & Environment business unit, said:
“We’re delighted of this opportunity both to work with Nexus and to strengthen our rail presence in the north-east. We recognise how important the project is to the future of training and development on the Tyne & Wear Metro system and looking forward to been part of a great project.”
Work starts immediately with completion set for spring 2019.