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Cockfosters Train Depot – 12th January 2023

In Would A Solar Roof With Added SeaTwirls Work?, I showed this map of Oakwood.


  1. The striped roofs at the top of the map, with sidings for trains to the North, is Cockfosters Train Depot for the Piccadilly Line.
  2. Cockfosters station is off the map on the West side of the map.
  3. Oakwood station is at the East side of the map and indicated by a London Underground roundel.
  4. The two tracks of the Piccadilly Line between Oakwood and Cockfosters stations, running across the map to the North of the depot.

I took these pictures of the Cockfosters Train Depot as my train went between Oakwood and Cockfosters.


  1. The land between the Piccadilly Line and the depot seems to be being cleared.
  2. Is this to expand the depot for the new trains?
  3. There are some high lights mounted above the sidings.
  4. The depot buildings don’t look anything special.

This article on Ian Visits is entitled Depot Upgrade At Cockfosters For The Piccadilly Line’s New Trains.

  • Before and after maps show a lot more sidings.
  • The new siding layout reaches almost all the way to the Piccadilly Line.
  • The old depot has been assessed to be utilitarian with low architectural and historic value.
  • The depot will be completely rebuilt over the next two years for the new Siemens trains.
  • Nothing is said as to whether the new depot will be fitted with a solar roof.

The new trains will start running in 2025. It seems that the work hasn’t progressed very far.

January 12, 2023 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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