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TUCA houses a variety of specialist training facilities including:

  • A simulated pit top
  • Pit bottom and running tunnel environment
  • Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) equipment and training support
  • SCL simulators and ring erector simulators
  • Materials testing laboratory
  • Loco driver training facilities

Additional facilities include a variety of small tools and equipment, four teaching rooms, a test centre for online safety testing, a large refectory and a Learning Resource Centre.

STAT: TUCA is a large structure, approximately 100 metres long, 36 metres wide and 12 metres high. The total size of the Academy extends to 3,600 sq. metres.

Rail Minister Theresa Villiers said: “Investing in this Academy further emphasises Government’s commitment to rebalancing our economy and promoting the skills our young people need to help Britain compete in the world.

Good luck to all students taking part in the @BombardierR_UK #apprenticeship assessment day today at #TUCA…