Translink Adelaide – Train Maintenance Depot

The works included the construction of a new train care maintenance facility on Translink’s existing site in Adelaide, Belfast. The project comprised of a new train maintenance building, accommodation buildings and offices, refurbishment of an existing operations building and, infrastructure works including new HV distribution system, new train wash facility, fuelling apron and oil storage facilities.


Key Facts

  • There were a number of key challenges to be overcome within the project such as working adjacent to live railway tracks, the expanse of the site, working with bespoke Translink associated systems and co-ordinating of m&e services.
  • Renewable installations included Solar Tubes for the production of hot water within the maintenance facility.
  • In the main maintenance area we installed an Automatic Smoke Extract System.
  • We provide separate storage facilities, containments and pumped delivery for diesel, lube oil, transmission oil and coolant (anti-freeze) for diesel locomotives.  The fuel and oil systems comprise of bunded storage tanks, fill points, delivery management and pumped delivery installations to serve the main shed building and the fuelling bay/service apron. Waste oil is collected in the main shed building and pumped to an external tank located where it can be collected and removed by a specialist waste removal company.
  • The project was awarded a Commended accolade in the Design and Innovation category at the RICS NI Awards

Client: Translink

Main Contractor: Graham Construction Ltd

Architect: White Ink

Consultant: Mott McDonald

Services: Mechanical & Electrical

Duration: 12 Months

Value: £2,320,000

Location: Belfast