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Campaigners have called for the Scottish Government to get round the table to bring jobs back to the Springburn rail works almost two years after their closure.

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A Brexiteer businessman told of his plans to buy the closed Springburn railway in a multi-million pound deal.

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Unions today pledged to fight to bring more work to the Springburn rail depot in Glasgow as the last refurbished train rolled out of the plant.
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A protest is being held outside a rail depot in Glasgow that is facing closure after 163 years.
Work is due to dry up at the St Rollox 'Caley' rail site in Springburn, where ScotRail trains are maintained.
In March owners Gemini Rail Services confirmed to workers their intention to close down the site.
Campaigners have called for the Scottish government to nationalise the site, but the government insists nationalisation is not an option.
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St Rollox Works: The Charles Street entrance to Railcare's St Rollox Works, Springburn, in June 2012.
Veronica Clibbery 01/06/2012

St Rollox Works: 08568 sticking out of the back end of St Rollox Works on 25 March 2007.
John Furnevel 25/03/2007

St Rollox Works: Open day at St Rollox works, 27 June 1981.
Colin Alexander 27/06/1981

The Scottish Trades Union Congress wants the Springburn site to be taken into public ownership.
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Gemini Rail blamed the closure of its site at Springburn in Glasgow on falling orders.
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The Caley rail works in Springburn could be saved by a rail industry hub model the Transport Secretary has said.

Michael Matheson said it was the best chance of securing the site for the future but that it needed Gemini Rail to keep it open for longer to allow plans to be developed.

The rail firm is due to pull out of the St Rollox site in July when work runs out and a 45 day consultation period with the workers ends on March 4.
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A union is calling for a public campaign to stop the closure of a rail depot in Glasgow, which threatens almost 200 jobs.

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180 staff at a Glasgow rail maintenance company have been told their jobs are under threat.

Owners of Gemini Rail Services in Springburn, the former Knorr-Bremse Rail Services depot, announced closure plans on Wednesday.

If the plans go ahead, some repair and maintenance of Scotland's rail stock will be carried out in England.

The Unite union condemned the proposal, and said it had repeatedly raised concerns over future workload.

The 120 staff members and 60 contractors were told a formal consultation would begin on the proposed closure.
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Once a final design for new windscreens has been approved for ScotRail Class 385s, the modifications will be carried out at Knorr-Bremse Rail Services at Springburn.
The electric multiple units, built by Hitachi, are currently unable to enter traffic after problems were encountered with the drivers view during mileage accumulation testing.
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Edinburgh Waverley: A full-size mock up of the interior of ScotRail's new class 385s has been erected at Edinburgh Waverley's east end, seen here on 10 February 2016. This features first and standard class seating.

Passengers can look forward to more leg room, larger tables and windows, and power sockets.

So, not a modern art installation then.
John Yellowlees 10/02/2016

Gourock: One of the new ScotRail Class 385 electric multiple units, which can be regularly seen at Gourock where they are currently being tested overnight. Photograph taken on 9 January 2017. (Pictures are also available in
Brian Thompson 09/01/2017

Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Mock up image of a Hitachi Rail Europe Class 385 AT200 train for Abellio's ScotRail franchise at Queen Street. 70 of these are due to enter service in 2017/2018.
Courtesy Hitachi Rail Europe.
Hitachi Rail Europe 12/03/2015

A memorial for a railway security guard awarded Britains highest civil honour after being shot dead trying to stop a payroll robbery will be unveiled in Glasgow this month. The ceremony will take place on the 44th anniversary of James Kennedys murder at rail works in Springburn as he sought to prevent the gang escaping with nearly £10,000.
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British rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded a £6m contract to Knorr-Bremse Rail Services to refurbish 22 class 320 three-car EMUs operated by Abellio ScotRail.
The work, which will be carried out at Knorr-Bremses Springburn depot in Glasgow, will start in October and is due to be completed in early 2019.
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Airdrie: View east over Airdrie station towards Drumgelloch on 13 May 2009. 320313 has stopped at the through platform and 320308 stands in the siding.
John Steven 13/05/2009

Renton: A Balloch - Airdrie train, formed by 320 311, arives at Renton on 1 April 2009.
David Panton 01/04/2009

Helensburgh Central: Waiting for work. A pair of Class 320 EMUs in ScotRail blue, stabled in platform 3 (onetime platform 4) at Helensburgh Central on 23 September 2012.
John McIntyre 23/09/2012

Four ScotRail trains serving key cities have returned to service after a refurbishment under a £6 million enhancement programme.
They are the first of 33 trains to receive interior and exterior makeovers in a project due to be completed in December next year.
All the work is being carried out at Railcare Limited's depot in Springburn, Glasgow - which employed 12 more people for the contract.
The project, aimed at enhancing passenger comfort, takes place during routine maintenance cycles.
It includes new carpets and toilet flooring and also involves rebranding the Class 170 trains in the new 'ScotRail, Scotland's Railway' unified livery.
Two of the fleet, which previously had Standard Class seats only, have now been fitted with new First Class compartments.
All the trains run on Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness routes.
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156433 was named 'The Kilmarnock Edition' in 1996 to mark the addition of the Kilmarnock-Girvan route to the SPT network. The nameplates were removed in 2009 on the rebranding of the set at Railcare Springburn, and today were presented to the Dick Institute at Kilmarnock and the National Trust for Scotland's Robert Burns Heritage Centre at the instigation of the Railway Heritage Committee. Pictured here at either end of the nameplate are Bruce Morgan of the Dick Institute and David Hopes of the Robert Burns Centre with Jonathan Pepler of RHC and Steve McGourlay of Railcare also in the group.
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Plates, signs, notices etc: The Kilmarnock Edition nameplate presentation on 4 December 2009 - see news story.
First ScotRail /12/2009

Glasgow Central: 156433 The Kilmarnock Edition on the approach to Glasgow Central in September 2007.
Graham Morgan 15/09/2007

Kirkwood: Saturday shoppers prepare to board a Whifflet - Glasgow Central train at Kirkwood on 30 August 2008, formed by DMU 156 433 The Kilmarnock Edition.
David Panton 30/08/2008

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