Flemington Maintenance Depot

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Flemington Maintenance Depot
Location
Location Bachell Avenue, Flemington
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°51′47″S 151°03′32″E / 33.863°S 151.059°E / -33.863; 151.059
Characteristics
Owner(s) RailCorp
Operator(s) NSW TrainLink
Sydney Trains
Roads 20
Rolling stock C sets
K sets
S sets
V sets
History
Opened 1927

The Flemington Maintenance Depot is the largest Sydney Trains train depot, located in the western Sydney suburb of Flemington.

The depot opened in 1927 and was one of four electric train depots built under the Bradfield electrification plan, the other depots being at Mortdale, Hornsby and Punchbowl.[1] The depot features 20 storage roads, 10 of which are under the main shed, a lift shop, wheel lathe and a train washing facility. The depot is responsible for the stabling and maintenance of all C sets, most K sets, as well as the remaining S sets. It also maintains the NSW TrainLink V sets.

Until May 1968 it was responsible for maintaining the long-distance HUB, RUB and stainess steel carriages.[2] Until March 1971, it also maintained the DEB sets.[3] All were transferred to ACDEP.

The depot has a wheel lathe that is visited by NSW TrainLink Endeavours and XPTs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keenan, David R. & Clark, Howard R. First Stop Central. Australian Electric Traction Association, 1963
  2. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest May 1988 page 190
  3. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest March 1991 page 102