Cricklewood Depot

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Cricklewood Depot
LocationCricklewood, Greater London
Coordinates51°34′06″N 0°13′30″W / 51.5684°N 0.2251°W / 51.5684; -0.2251Coordinates: 51°34′06″N 0°13′30″W / 51.5684°N 0.2251°W / 51.5684; -0.2251
OS gridTQ231869
Owner(s)Network Rail
Depot code(s)CW (1973 -)[1]
Former depot code(s)14A (1948 - May 1973)

Cricklewood sidings currently provides stabling for passenger trains, and is the site of a former steam shed and diesel Traction Maintenance Depot located in Cricklewood, Greater London, England. It is situated beside the Midland Main Line, to the east of Cricklewood station.[2]

The depot code was CW.

Passenger train stabling[edit]

Trains berthing in the stabling roads between services are cleaned and have their water tanks refilled. Train types include East Midlands Railway Class 43 HSTs[3] and Class 222 Meridians[4] and Thameslink Class 700 EMUs.[5]

Domestic waste operations[edit]

The North London Waste Authority operates Hendon transfer station,[6] which is located immediately behind the northern end of the site and accessed through the passenger sidings. Freightliner Heavy Haul hauls a waste container train, nicknamed "The Binliner" from here to a landfill site at Calvert in Buckinghamshire.[7]


  1. ^ "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ Webster, Greengrass & Greaves 1987, p. 26
  3. ^ "11th November 2016 2328 St Pancras International". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ "11th November 2016 2244 St Pancras International to Cricklewood Depot". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  5. ^ "11th November 2016 2315 Cricklewood Depot Exit Road to Cricklewood South Sidings". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Cindex - Services and organisations in Camden: Hendon Rail Transfer Station". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Freight on rail: The London story". Retrieved 13 May 2017.


  • Webster, Neil; Greengrass, Robert; Greaves, Simon (1987). British Rail Depot Directory. Metro Enterprises Ltd. ISBN 9780947773076. OCLC 20420397.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)