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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.

@FurnitureMkrsCo Master Elect Dr Tony Smart MBE sampling pioneering learning VR systems @PROCATOfficial #Essex