First train arrives at Old Oak Common Depot

Our Old Oak Common project team are redeveloping railway land to provide maintenance, stabling and office accommodation for the new fleet of trains for the Elizabeth line.

They reached a major milestone last week when the first train arrived into the depot to begin the testing phase of the project. This marks the start of the transition from a construction project to an operational depot, and is the culmination of over five years of work through the tender, design and build periods.

Fred Garner, Rail Sector Director, said: Delivery of the train is a significant achievement for Taylor Woodrow, Bombardier and Transport for London. Congratulations to everyone involved in this complex and challenging project.