The new Annopol depot during the building phase. (TW)
The fifth tram depot in the Polish capital has been built at Annapol on an area of 11.76 hectares. Power supply was connected and tested in late May and the first trams moved in for tests during the Whitsun holidays. The new facility has been built by ZUE and Yörük Yapi in accordance with a contract signed in April 2021. 
 
The undercover parking shed has 16km of single track with 100 points; the 19 tracks can accommodate up to 152 articulated trams or tram sets. 300 tram drivers will work from here and there is parking for their private cars. 
 
The hall is not heated but is insulated so will be comfortable for all Warszawa’s weather conditions. There is a drive-through tram wash. There is a fully-equipped workshop with both pits and retractable overhead walkways for safe access to roof-mounted equipment on low-floor trams, plus an overhead crane capable of lifting bogies. All operations are overseen by a computerised depot management system. 130 technical and management employees will work at Annopol. 
 
The depot, which will be powered by solar energy, should be fully operational by September. The EU has made a grant of PLN 133M towards the PLN 670M cost. Access from the network is by a new junction between Zéran Wschodni terminus and Kondratowicza. 
The new Annopol depot during the building phase. (TW) 
 
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