Great Northern passengers are set to see a transformation in rail services with the completion of an enlarged, modernised train depot in north London, which is now one of the biggest in the UK. The new state-of-the-art maintenance building was built by Siemens using main contractor VolkerFitzpatrick (VolkerWessels).
Hornsey will become a centre of excellence for apprenticeship schemes run there by both GTR and Siemens. Up to 20 apprentices will be trained there (by GTR and Siemens) a year in the maintenance and servicing of a range of over six classes of trains.
Hornsey now boasts a maintenance building with large new sidings and improved servicing for the following additional modern trains which Great Northern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will run:
All the trains will have air-conditioning, the latest passenger information systems, wheelchair accessible toilets and other features for passengers with disabilities.