Polishing the Crown


EMUs on shed: 12-car Class 745s inside Crown Point depot.

Crown Point traction maintenance depot nestles in the triangle of lines to London and North Norfolk, on the edge of town where the river Wensum joins the river Yare. It is the main depot for Greater Anglia, perfectly located but with very little scope for expansion. If that wasn’t enough, it is now chock-ablock with units rendered spare by Covid timetables and units under commissioning. The yard looks like Clapham sidings between the peaks, so space must not be wasted.

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