Glasgow Works

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Location: Springburn, Glasgow
Operator:Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited
Users:ScotRail, Northern Rail, DRS, SPT

The Knorr-Bremse Rail Services facility in Glasgow was formerly known as St. Rollox, Railcare Springburn or Alstom Train Renovation Centre, and was originally built as the main works of the Caledonian Railway Company.

The core work at the Glasgow Works is overhauls of Class 156, Class 158 DMUs and bogie overhauls on Class 314, Class 318 and Class 320 EMUs for ScotRail.

EMUs visiting the works require haulage by diesel locomotives using Translator vans coupled at either end.

Current Work
  • Refurbishment of ScotRail Class 158
  • Refurbishment of Class 156 for ScotRail
  • Refurbishment of Class 156 for Northern Rail
  • Fitting Controlled Emission Toilet (CET) tanks to ScotRail Classs 156

Previous Work

See Rolling stock reports for 2007-2015

Resident Shunters

Two class 08 shunting locos are based at the Works, 08568 and 08730.
08568 named "St Rollox" has been out of use for many years.

Class 08 loco 08730 recently painted in Knorr-Bremse colours of blue, white and green. No branding or numbers have been applied. Seen shunting at Glasgow Works (Springburn) on 31st October 2013. Photo by Jeffray Wotherspoon

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