Feltham depot is part of Network Rail’s Feltham Re-Signalling Scheme and is being built in readiness for the revised South Western Railway passenger train timetable in 2020. The new timetable will see an increase in frequency and metro style operations, meaning an increase in stabling capacity is required.
The new depot provides a brand new stabling facility for up to ten trains, including Bombardier’s new class 701 rolling stock, which replace some of the existing First MTR rolling stock fleet.
As part of the project, VolkerFitzpatrick constructed a 4km of bi-direction (arrival/departure) track, 10 roads and aprons, installed a carriage wash machine and an automatic vehicle inspection system.
A third rail 750kV DC conductor rail system was also installed throughout the depot, along with specialist servicing and train washing equipment and accommodation buildings, which incorporate sustainable technology.
Since the project began in 2017, the site has changed considerably. Built on the old Feltham marshalling yard in South West London, the investment brings a third of the vast site - 43,105m2 (11 acres) - back into use, following its closure in the late-1960s.
In 2020, the team completed new cabling and track connections, with the assistance of its sister company, VolkerRail, which was carried out during the early May Bank Holiday, and continued to linked the western and eastern parts of Feltham depot to the mainline infrastructure, before the new trains arrived into service later in the year.
VolkerFitzpatrick has been shortlisted for the Technical Innovation of the Year Award, in the 2020 Rail Business Awards.
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