Depot takes shape at Beamish

The bus depot under construction, showing its location in relation to the existing Foulbridge tram depot that currently also houses and maintains the bus fleet. Rotherham Daimler 220 sits at the right hand entrance ready for its next tour of duty.

Construction of a replica 1930s Northern General bus depot at the Beamish Museum in Co. Durham is on target for completion in the autumn as part of the £18million Remaking Beamish development centred on the creation of a 1950s town.

Incorporating a maintenance workshop at one end, the new facility will greatly improve operation of the museum’s intensive internal bus and tram services, both modes currently having to share the cramped tram shed premises.


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