£1.6 million depot upgrade to improve Highland train performance [ScotRail]

Date: 25/04/2019

The ScotRail Alliance has installed new equipment at Inverness Depot to improve train performance in the Highlands. A new £1.6 million mobile wheel lathe has been installed which will improve the performance and reliability of services between Inverness and Aberdeen, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso. The machine reprofiles train wheels - which can become misshapen removing any imperfections or flat spots which have developed, keeping the wheels completely round without having to remove the them from the train.

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The machine will be used to service trains running between Aberdeen and Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso.