Osborne Success at Eastleigh Long Weld Depot

Network Rail’s Eastleigh Long Welded Rail Depot is responsible for the delivery of rails which are supplied to the rail replacement teams across the entire network, in lengths up to 216 metres long.
As part of our Wessex Minor Works Contract we deliver planned preventative maintenance at the depot.  Twice a year we are given a small window of four days or so to service, certify and maintain their critical equipment.

We recently undertook a major shutdown and upgrade to mission critical equipment including maintenance of the 28 hoists which lift and load the rail on to the trains or conveyors.

If the depot cannot deliver rail, the rail replacement schemes cannot happen, therefore failing to hand the depot back on time is simply not an option.