Asfordby Test Centre

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Asfordby Test Centre

Post by Steve Blick on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:14 pm

Address - Asfordby

Welby Road
Asfordby Hill
Melton Mowbray
LE14 3RE

Address - Old Dalby

Station Lane
Old Dalby
Melton Mowbray
LE14 3ND

There are two test centres at Old Dalby, with Asfordby being the newest. These are situated on a former branch line, which turns of the mainline near Melton Mowbray.

From the M1, leave at junction 24, taking the A6 exit towards Loughborough. After 3.5 miles, turn left on to the A6006 Zouch Road, and continue along for about 12 miles. About 500 yards after passing under the A46, turn 1st left into Gibsons Lane and follow through the village of Old Dalby. After passing under the railway bridge, turn immediately 1st right into a driveway, and the test centre is at the end of the road.

Note: Although the shed can be seen from the driveway, the shunters may not always be visible, as the doors are likely to be closed.

Alternatively, the shunters may be at the Ashfordby site. From the above directions, return to the A6006 and turn left. Continue along and upon reaching the first roundabout, take the 1st exit. Follow the road round to another roundabout and turn left ( 1st exit ) into Welby Road. Taking the 2nd left, this road leads to a refuse tip. From here, park up before the security gate, and follow a well worn public footpath to your left, which eventually goes over the railway, via a footbridge. Views of the depot can be seen from here.

Note: Weekdays may be best for viewing the shunters, as they may well be locked up inside the building over the weekend.

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08892 - DRS blue
08956 - Serco blue ( carries SERCO RAILTEST on tool box )
47714 - Anglia blue

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