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  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 18:00-20:00
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  • Blackburn Station, Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EX

IRO Area

Event Details

With extra services, longer trains and new rolling stock on order, Northern have built new stabling and light maintenance facilities. Blackburn is one of these, opened last year on the site of a long disused coal depot. It’s used for cleaning, fuelling and examining DMUs. We will see a few trains rolling in as the evening peak starts to wind down and being serviced for the next day.

Join us to discover what kind of work can be done here and what work must wait until trains get diagrammed back to larger depots like Newton Heath.

Meet at Blackburn station at 18:10. Safety boots or shoes are a requirement; high visibility vests will be provided.

Light refreshments will be available.

This is a free to attend event, however, IRO Members are kindly requested to bring membership cards.

To reserve a place, IRO Members please book using the booking tool below.  If you experience any issues please call the Stafford Office on 03333 440523 and they will be delighted to help.

Non-members please contact nw.bookings@railwayoperators.co.uk

To find out about more events or to get in touch with one of our friendly council members, visit the North West and North Wales Area Council section of the IRO website at:


CPD Topics Covered: Operational Planning and Timetabling, Performance Management, Railway Engineering


Bookings are closed for this event.

Added on the website on October 11, 2018