Equipment produced by Mechan is helping Siemens Rail Systems UK bring to life its vision for the future of train maintenance.
We have installed two bogie drops at the new Three Bridges depot in London, which will be used as a role model for Siemens projects worldwide.
Construction of this technically advanced facility in Crawley forms part of the Thameslink upgrades to London’s commuter routes. It was opened officially by secretary of state for transport, Patrick McLoughlin, earlier this month and will accommodate 115 electric trains, due to enter service next year.
Our bogie drops are installed within the depot floor, enabling bogies and undercar modules to be removed or exchanged without lifting or splitting carriages. Reducing servicing times whilst increasing safety is vital for depot operators and our products deliver both of these aims reliably and successfully.
A further two bogie drops have also been supplied to the Hornsey depot in Haringey as part of the Thameslink project. This smaller facility is based on the east coast mainline and is due to open in 2016.