Date(s)/Time September 28, 201910:00 - 17:00 Location Siemens Mobility Northam Depot Southampton Contact Details Rail Systems email@example.com Category(ies) Educators High school and College students Key Stage Level 1 Key Stage Level 2 Key Stage Level 3 Key Stage Level 4 Parents School classes University Students Young rail professional Description Each year, we at Siemens Mobility open one of our train maintenance sites to the public so families and rail users can get a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes. This year it’s the turn of Northam Traincare Facility in Southampton in partnership with South Western Railway, to celebrate 16 years of the Class 444 and Class 450 Siemens Desiro trains going in to service that run on routes into London Waterloo. It’s been six years since we last opened the site, and the first time since South Western Railway took over the operation of the fleet. It’s free to attend, however prebooking is required and tickets will be available from 28 July. • Sit in a driver’s cab and take a walk underneath a train in the maintenance pit • The event is free, however we’re raising money for local children’s charity, Teddy20 • We’ll be open from 10:00 – 17:00 on 28 September, with last entry at 16:00 • See some of the improvements and milestones we’ve achieved since the trains started running and together with South Western Railway, share the future plans for investment to further enhance passenger experience. • Get your hands on with the technology and training involved in keeping the trains safe, reliable and comfortable for the travelling public • Find out about careers within the rail industry and opportunities to join us, while taking part in family-friendly activities throughout the day. • We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. • The depot itself is unsuitable for children under the age of 3 years old, however babes in arms may be brought onto the site (without a ticket) and remain in the covered area in the car park where there are refreshments. • As a working train maintenance facility, there are some uneven surfaces and unavoidable stairs to climb to visit some of the attractions. Anyone in a wheelchair or requiring assistance should please let us know in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise further. All visitors are advised to wear flat, comfortable shoes • No parking is available on site (except for pre-booked disabled parking), therefore please use public transport. We will provide more updates about access to the site shortly. Anyone requiring a disabled parking space should contact us at email@example.com in advance and also display their blue badge on the day. • For more information and to keep updated on the event, join us at http://www.facebook.com/whistlestoptour Bookings Bookings are closed for this event.