Gemini Rail Services operates Wolverton Works which is owned by St Modwen the property developer. They have outline panning consent to demolish the Works and will soon be applying for detailed planning consent to enable the demolition to commence. A new Works will be provided for Gemini Rail Services.
The Wolverton Works traverser in operation
Traversers are used to move rail vehicles between workshops and despite what St Modwen contend, this is the most efficient way of shunting vehicles around the site. Any new railway works will incorporate a traverser, as Hitachi has done at their new IEP factory near Darlington. These images show how a vehicle is moved and was a staged event for me in 2010 by Railcare. CAF at Newport iss the latest Railway Works to install a traverser.
The last four owners of Wolverton works.
Alstom who bought the works to carry out remedial work to their new train fleets to enable them to achieve safety accreditation were followed by Railcare who failed to make a go of the place but engaged with the community followed by Knorr-Bremse.
Also the rail gate near the connection with the national network but St Modwen own the rail over canal bridge on the other side of this gate.