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Workshop Facilities
Built as a locomotive build and heavy repair factory in 1909, Eastleigh Works was for almost a century the heart of railway engineering in the South of England.

In the 21st Century it is a unique location where the facilities of a major Railway Works are available for use by anybody in the railway industry. With several overhead cranes capable of lifting loads of up to 50 tons and over a mile of track inside the main Works building, the site is simply unlike anything else still working in the UK.
 
  The reborn Eastleigh Works operates on the basis of open access engineering. Customers can pay to use the facilities on an easy in - easy out basis for as long or as short a time as they need. This concept is new and allows smaller companies to have access to the type of facility that was previously only the preserve of the major train builders. It also allows cross benefits between the various companies that use the Works.
 
Since the Works reopened in 2006 it has provided facilities for all kinds of projects, from access to pitted roads for periodic inspection of track machines in a single day, to long duration overhaul programmes for complete fleets of Multiple Units. No other site in the UK handles this wide range of work.  
 
  We can provide areas of differing sizes for any length of time. Some lines are pitted and suitable for underframe and running gear overhauls, whilst others offer good side access for forklifts and large storage areas for interior stripping out and renovation projects. Multiple units of up to 120 metres long can be handled and all floors are suitable for synchronised lifting jacks. Most bays have overhead cranes fitted with 200 metre travel and 20-50 ton lifting capacities.
 
For more information about using workshop facilities at Eastleigh Works please contact us.