Workers at a new £150 million train depot in Reading are among the safest in the world, thanks to innovative technology supplied by Sheffield’s Zonegreen. The rail safety specialist has installed its SMART Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS™) at the Berkshire facility to control the movement of trains and safeguard staff.

The new maintenance depot is part of an £895 million redevelopment programme at Reading station, which is expected to be complete by 2015. The old depot is being demolished to make way for a flyover that will carry Southampton bound freight trains across the Great Western Mainline.