New facility in Gateshead

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  1. blackettstreet

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    I hear that Network Rail are planning a new engineering facility in my hometown gateshead (gonna be chuffed if it goes ahead <:D) the regional news gave very little information....so does anyone know what this is facility is supposed to be? and what sort of operations/ stock will probably be seen?
     
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    that's all the teletext told me - it's a network rail facility (think it said 'engineering') and it'll be on askew road, so presumably on the site of gateshead depot!
     
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    I think it is on Askew Road opposite where Gateshead MPD used ot be
     
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    Did you miss this bit of NR's statement then:

    Gateshead council planning application reference is DC/11/00378/OUT includes usual detailed plans etc...
     
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    Ching for NR as Kings House has been sold to Northumbria Police and they are planning to build a hotel and other stuff at the Askew Road site as well.

    Before long Network Rail will be a very large landlord and less of a railway infrastructure company.
     
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    No - i just didnt type very well

    I think it must be all of the Newcastle Maintenance team. Thier area stretches from Whitby to Berwick via Haltwhistle. My main wonder was whether anyone else was going in there
     
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    Fantastic news ,more quality jobs for the North East
     
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