Free public open day by Siemens Mobility and South Western Railway. https://news.siemens.co.uk/news/siemens ... rail-depot On Saturday 28 September, families and rail users are invited to Northam Traincare Depot in Southampton for a free open day. The event will be hosted by Siemens Mobility in partnership with SWR. It is the first time the depot has opened its doors to the public in seven years and since South Western Railway became the train operator. Northam Traincare Facility is home to the Siemens Class 444 and 450 Desiro trains, operating on services to and from the south coast to London Waterloo. The event coincides with 16 years since the fleet of Class 444 and 450 trains were first introduced on the route. Visitors to the depot will be able to learn more about the trains’ history as well as see them up close, sit in the drivers cab and take a walk underneath a train in the maintenance pit. They will also gain an insight into the technology involved in keeping the trains safe, reliable and comfortable for the travelling public, and learn about careers in the rail industry. The event is free. To book your tickets visit http://www.siemens.co.uk/railopenday , and all funds raised from donations on the day will be put towards Teddy20, a local children’s charity chosen by employees based at the site. I've heard rumours that there might also some something like brake van rides on one of the outdoor sidings as happened last time.