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Feltham Depot – 13th October 2020

On my trip to Feltham Station, I passed the construction site of Feltham Depot.

It seems to be progressing.

It’s a pity that the train, that I used to take the pictures, had such badly scored windows.

October 16, 2020 Posted by | Transport | | Leave a comment

Feltham Depot – 4th January 2020

Work has now fully started on the construction of the new Feltham Depot.

It’s not going to be a small depot.

January 5, 2020 Posted by | Transport | | Leave a comment

Construction Has Started On Feltham Depot

A new depot foe electric multiple units  is being created on the site of the old Feltham Marshalling Yard.

I took these pictures as I passed on a train.

I talked about the depot before in SWR Applies To Build New London Maintenance Depot.

September 8, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

SWR Applies To Build New London Maintenance Depot

The title of this post is the same as that of an article in Edition 865 of Rail Magazine.

This is the first paragraph.

Hounslow Borough Council is considering an application by South Western Railway to build a new depot on the site of Feltham’s former marshalling yard in South West London.

This Google Map shows the site.

It appears to be remarkably clear and the only clue to its former use must be Feltham Railway Club.

  • The depot will lie between Feltham and Whitton stations on the Southern side of the Waterloo-Reading Line.
  • The depot will have ten roads and will be able to accommodate ten car trains.
  • Construction will start in February 2019 and the depot will open in 2020.

There houldn’t appear to be too many construction problems.

I do have a few questions.

Would The Opportunity Be Taken To Upgrade The Waterloo-Reading Line?

Waterloo to Reading and Windsor services might be increased in frequency.

Could an extra track be added alongside the depot or other works be performed to add capacity to services Reading and Windsor?

What Will Be The Affects Of The Proposed Heathrow Southern Railway?

The Heathrow Southern Railway is a proposal for a new route between Waterloo and Heathrow Airport via Clapham Junction and Staines.

Should Level Crossings In The Area Be Closed?

There are level crossings at Barnes, Feltham, Isleworth, Mortlake and North Sheen.

Would The Land Be Better Used For Housing?

This could be the major objection from the Council.

They could always build a depot with housing on top.

Could A Bigger Feltham Station Be built At The Same Time?

This could be a possibility, with perhaps a turnback platform for the proposed West London Orbital Railway.

Conclusion

Building the depot seems a good and fairly simple plan, but willit cover all possibilities?

November 7, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | 1 Comment