Depot Car Parks

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  1. dmacw

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    Just a general question really, do most train depots have their own car parks for train crew? If so do they charge, are there enough spaces etc. If not, do train crew just use a public car park/road parking.

    Any examples?
     
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  3. L.M_DannyC

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    We have a staff car park here at Birmingham Snow Hill :)
     
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    I think there is some parking at Haymarket Depot
     
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    Exeter St Davids has staff parking behind the depot
     
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    Birmingham has a large Multi Story CP (9 floors I believe) in Ellis Street. Pass required to enter and leave, fully gated and staffed so it's very secure. It is used by all TOCs and Network Rail staff so is very busy
     
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    barnham doesnt but get a pass to park in station car park (if theres space)
     
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    And to complete the central Birmingham depots, Moor Street staff (train crew and managers) park in the Bullring multi story car park. We have our own gate which opens onto the walking route between platforms 3 & 4 and the sidings. When we were at Tyseley we could park in the railway museum car park. Other depots I know are Leamington Spa (staff car park near platform 1) Banbury (staff section of station car park) Aylesbury (staff section of station car park) and London Marylebone, which has no guaranteed parking but there are a handful of spaces outside the front of the station. Shifts at Marylebone tend to be worked around being able to get in by public transport, broadly speaking they start later and finish earlier than other depots on Chiltern. There is also an agreement that any driver finishing after midnight will get a taxi home, I believe this is a hangover from British Rail and is common amongst Zone 1 depots in London. It tends to result in not many turns being rostered to finish after midnight.


    With the tightest spaces in the world! If you get used to parking there then go into another car park somewhere else you instantly think you have cocked up because you can actually see the white lines when you open your door!
     
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    Does it still have an electronic gate opening thing?
    Been after one of these at lincoln as we have to get out of car, fiddle about with giant Iron gate, get back in etc. . .
     
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    Even Man Piccadilly has one. Pretty much value for money for the railway if they want trains out at short notice.
     
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    I would expect that all depots have their own, or at least one very near by. After all most work 24 hours a day and not all staff could get there by public transport at certain hours of the day.
     
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