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Cricklewood sidings currently provides stabling for passenger trains, and is the site of a former steam shed and diesel Traction Maintenance Depot located in Cricklewood, Greater London, England. It is situated beside the Midland Main Line, to the east of Cricklewood station.[2]

Cricklewood Depot
LocationCricklewood, Greater London
Coordinates51°34′06″N 0°13′30″W / 51.5684°N 0.2251°W / 51.5684; -0.2251Coordinates: 51°34′06″N 0°13′30″W / 51.5684°N 0.2251°W / 51.5684; -0.2251
OS gridTQ231869
Owner(s)Network Rail
Depot code(s)CW (1973 -)[1]
Former depot code(s)14A (1948 - May 1973)

The depot code was CW.

Passenger train stablingEdit

Trains berthing in the stabling roads between services are cleaned and have their water tanks refilled. Train types include East Midlands Railway Class 43 HSTs[3] and Class 222 Meridians[4] and Thameslink Class 700 EMUs.[5]

Domestic waste operationsEdit

The North London Waste Authority operates Hendon transfer station,[6] which is located immediately behind the northern end of the site and accessed through the passenger sidings. Freightliner Heavy Haul hauls a waste container train, nicknamed "The Binliner" from here to a landfill site at Calvert in Buckinghamshire.[7]


  1. ^ "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ Webster, Greengrass & Greaves 1987, p. 26
  3. ^ "11th November 2016 2328 St Pancras International". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ "11th November 2016 2244 St Pancras International to Cricklewood Depot". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  5. ^ "11th November 2016 2315 Cricklewood Depot Exit Road to Cricklewood South Sidings". Realtime Trains. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Cindex - Services and organisations in Camden: Hendon Rail Transfer Station". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Freight on rail: The London story". Retrieved 13 May 2017.


  • Webster, Neil; Greengrass, Robert; Greaves, Simon (1987). British Rail Depot Directory. Metro Enterprises Ltd. ISBN 9780947773076. OCLC 20420397.