gb - Greater Anglia Stadler trainset at Norwich Victoria sidings

UK: Greater Anglia has opened four sidings able to stable 12-car trains just outside Norwich station, with its first train using the facility on March 3.

The operator directly managed the nine-month Norwich Victoria sidings project in its biggest infrastructure scheme to date, with Keltbray as principal contractor and in close collaboration with Network Rail’s Asset Protection team.

As well as the track and signalling works, the project included the provision of shunter’s cabin and drivers’ walkways with bollard lighting and CCTV.

‘These sidings will help us to improve the reliability of our service and make maintenance and cleaning of our trains much easier’, said Ian McConnell, Greater Anglia’s Franchise & Programmes Director.