Southern Train Crew Depots

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  1. OpsWeb

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    Hi,

    I am looking at the possability of transferring to a Driver job within Southern. I know they have Driver depots in:

    Brighton
    Barnham
    Selhurst
    Victoria
    London Bridge
    Horsham

    Is there any I have missed?

    Also, I see they are building a new "super-depot" at Three Bridges. Can anyone tell me if Driver's will be based there? If so, when?

    As always, thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. tsr

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    There are already some Southern drivers at Three Bridges (a small number) and I do understand there are quite a few more moving to the Thameslink depot at some point. I've overheard discussions but have unfortunately taken little notice of the specifics.

    You've missed:
    Caterham
    Epsom (very small!)
    Norwood Junction
    Redhill
    Eastbourne
     
  3. OpsWeb

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    Thanks. Didn't realise they had so many depots! Will be interesting to see Three Bridges become fully operational...
     
  4. Class2ldn

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    Yeah well there's loads of thameslink drivers who live at three bridges or around there including me, I've heard around a 100 drivers will be needed. Be a few upset people if the southern guys get first dibs on it.
     
  5. JB25

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    There is already a Southern depot at Three Bridges. They are just building a new one for GTR.

    Caterham and Epsom both have 18 drivers.

    And apparently Streatham Hill will be opening up as a driver depot again in December, with on going talks of reopening Tattenham Corner depot.
     
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  6. Metobusfan

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    Tat corner a depot!
     
  7. JB25

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    Used to be one. Not sure when that would open if it did though as there are currently no facilities for staff.
     
  8. OpsWeb

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    Sounds like a busy time for Southern. My current TOC is currently in the process is shutting certain driver depots!
     
  9. tony6499

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    Cheaper to have remote booking on and a drivers depot there if you have trains stabled over night
     
  10. Metobusfan

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    Caterham hasn't really either has it
     
  11. JB25

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    There is a crew / mess room on the Platform with a key coded door. Same at Epsom.
     
  12. Metobusfan

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    Oh ok :)
     
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