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Construction of £1.5m Locomotive Shed to Begin in Leicester

Work is due to begin on a new £1.5m locomotive maintenance shed in Leicester, which will create new jobs in the area.

The building is due to be built at a depot operated by UK Rail Leasing Ltd (UKRL), a rail vehicle engineering and maintenance provider.

Leicester Time: Construction of £1.5m Locomotive Shed to Begin in Leicester

It is thought that the facility will create 15 new jobs when it opens next year.

Leicester’s City Mayor, Peter Soulsby, welcomed the development.

“UKRL’s expansion with this new locomotive shed is good news for the city,” he said in a statement.

“Since founding in Leicester almost ten years ago, this important and innovative engineering company has gone from strength to strength, making major local investment, creating new skilled jobs and helping to put our city on the map as a fantastic place to do business.”

Mark Winter, managing director at UKRL said: “This expansion in Leicester means we will be playing our part in developing a more efficient rail network.

“The new shed also increases our capacity for all our customers who know our expertise in maintenance and servicing rail vehicles ensures reliability.”