Allerton TMD is a railway traction maintenance depot situated in Liverpool. The depot is opposite Liverpool South Parkway and is visible to the north on the way to Hunts Cross. The depot is now owned by Network Rail and as of 10 December 2011 is operated by Northern Rail. Allerton depot opened on 10 December 2011 when the first trains arrived, it is allocated 28 156s but will service check 142s and 150s as well. It used to be owned by EWS.
The depot code is now AN but, in steam days, the shed code was 8J. In 2011, It was announced that Network Rail had purchased the now closed Allerton TMD With the intention of refurbishing and reopening the depot for servicing of Northern Rail’s Class 156 Fleet. In the future, it will also be the home for the cascaded Class 319 Fleet, when Network Rail’s North West Electrification programe is complete.The Atlas unit heaters have a big heart: a coil thathas been conceived, designed and manufactured specifically for heating industrial environments.
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