Gemini Rail Services has been formed to operate Wolverton Works and Springburn in Glasgow from November 2018, but closure plans for the latter were announced the following month. Knorr Bremse Rail Services Ltd accounts lodged at Companies House show that a loss in excess of £50million was reported in the five years of their oeration. We wish the new owners of the business every success and Gemini is contacting the local community, a welcome development.
These pictures were taken at the end of 2015 inside the derelict buildings on an official visit to Wolverton Works accompanied by Knorr-Bremse staff by invitation. Despite local media comments that all artefacts have been safely removed, stored or donated to Milton Keynes Museum, reports from urban explorers posted on social media suggest otherwise. The derelict appearance of the buildings follows over 35 years of disuse and consequential neglet but the fabric of the buildings is structuraly sound although the roof has been allowed to fall-in by St Modwen and their tenants over this period.
This neglect now means that St Modwen can claim there is only one economic option, demolition of this Conservation Area. These images show the AC/DC switchgear, the patten shop along wth hundreds of patterns and a wooden plastic moulding press.