Foleshill Depot

Though closed in 1954, the site has not been significantly redeveloped although a newer block of offices has been constructed on the forecourt. The tram track leading to the site of the depot building remains in situ.

CCS Offices This picture shows the offices of Coventry Contract Services. They are built on the forecourt of Foleshill Tram depot. The original depot building still exists, but is totally obscured from view by the newer offices.

Foleshill Depot forecourt The remains of the forecourt are now used as a car park. The only obvious sign of it's previous use it the track and point work which now disappear under the building.

The two pictures below show the pointwork in detail. Below right is a a view showing the maker's name and what appears to be access for lubrication purposes.

Pointwork Pointwork detail

The rear yard of the Coventry Contract Services offices is not accessible to the public. Special permission was granted for a visit in January 2000 to take the following photographs.

Trackwork on depot forecourt Site of depot entrance

The picture above left shows the rear of the new office building. The tram lines remain in situ. The buildings in the background can also been seen in photographs taken when trams still operated. The windows appear to be original and there are very few visible alterations. The picture above right shows the fan of trackwork as it approaches the site of the former entrance. The original entrance was behind this newer construction. The roof has been replaced and there appears to be little if any of the original depot building left.

These final photographs show some of the trackwork on the forecourt a little more clearly.

Trackwork detail-1 Trackwork detail-2 Trackwork detail-3

Thanks go to Ian Fulton, Head of Catering Services with Coventry Contract Services for allowing access to the premises to enable these photographs to be taken.


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