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IRL Group has carried out two projects at the Ardwick Traincare Depot to help keep the Transpennine Express running on time.
The Ardwick Traincare Depot is a multiple unit maintenance depot opened by Siemens in 2006 at a cost of £28m. It is used for the servicing of the Siemens Class 185 diesel locomotives used on the Transpennine Express. It was electrified in 2012/2013 to allow the servicing of Siemens class 350/4 electric multiple units. IRL Group has carried out two projects at the Ardwick Depot. The first of which was to lay a FeRFA type 6 resin flooring to floor areas, service trenches, maintenance pits and beams. Type 6 is a trowel finished, heavily filled system generally incorporating a surface seal coat to minimize porosity recommended for use in engineering workshops. A yellow cross hatched hazard zone was required with 100mm wide yellow strips and a blue walkway extension. The second involved resin repairs and walkway recoating to the main shed using FeRFA type 3 products. Both projects were completed in time, within budget to the satisfaction of the client.
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