Date(s) - 24 April 2024
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


A Visit to Hull Botanic Gardens Maintenance Depot

Hosted by CIRO North East Area Council

Wednesday 24th April 2024


About the Event

The North East Area Council invites members to a visit to the Hull Botanic Gardens Train Care Centre, where we will be given a tour of the depot.

Hull Botanic Gardens is home to the train operator’s Class 155 and Class 170 trains and was expanded and upgraded in 2022. The work at the Botanic Gardens facility increased the Centre’s maintenance and servicing capacity – helping keep more trains available across the network. New modern equipment has been installed, including a crane, train roof access platforms and jacks, as well as an additional fuelling road. The train shed at the depot was also given a new roof, with Northern and Network Rail working closely together on the project.

The visit will last for approximately 2 hours.

POD Sections Covered:
3.         Delivering Passenger & Freight Services
8.         Rolling Stock & Fleet Management

How to Attend

Places are limited to 10 for this visit, therefore please register your interest by 10:00 on 5th April.

We will operate a draw to allocate places and you will be advised if you have been successful in securing a place.

Safety boots or shoes will be required, which can be provided, but it would be helpful if you had your own. If you do need any, please advise your shoe size during the booking.

When registering your interest, please let us know whether you have any mobility requirements. Further details will be given to those who have been allocated a place.

Any questions please contact Liz Walker at


Bookings are closed for this event.