Class 444/450 15 years on

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Careers & education
06 November 2019 17:45 - 20:00
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17.45 career fayre, 18.30 lecture

Railway industry employers’ careers fayre followed by lecture by SWR and Siemens on the successes and failures of this manufacturer maintained fleet.

The lecture will be followed by complementary pizzas, beer (and soft drinks)

Location of the Event

The location for this lecture is the University of Southampton's Boldrewood Campus, off of Burgess Road (Post Code SO16 7QF). Catering will be laid out and the careers advice will be given in Building 178, the new National Infrastructure Laboratory. The presentation will take place in the adjacent Building 176. 

Travel to and from the University

Public Transport:

‘Unilink’ bus services connect the University’s main sites with both Southampton Central Station and Southampton Airport Parkway Station.  Bus route maps and times can be found at .  The standard single fare for all journeys on these buses is £2.20, or £3.70 for a Dayrider ticket. Depending on which station you plan to arrive at, there are two options available:

  • Take service U1 between Southampton Airport Parkway Station and Highfield Bus Interchange. Then walk along Burgess Road to Boldrewood Campus (approximate walking time 7-8 minutes – see map).
  • Take service U2 from Southampton Central Station. The bus stops outside the entrance to Boldrewood Campus

A summary of journey durations, examples of departure times, route numbers and bus stop locations are as shown in the following table.


Journey Duration

Example Departures


Location of Stop

Central Stn to Boldrewood Campus (around 16.00)

21 minutes

16.23, 16.35, 16.47,16.59

U2 or U2B

Outside east side of station

Parkway Stn to Highfield Bus Interchange (around 16.00)

23 minutes

16.17, 16.26, 16.35, 16.44,


Outside west side of station

Boldrewood Campusto Central Stn (later)

21 minutes

20.16, 20.36, 20.56, 21.16


Entrance to Boldrewood Campus

Highfield Bus Interchange to Parkway Stn (later)

12 minutes

20.13, 20.26, 20.41, 20.56

U1A or U1E

Highfield Bus Interchange


The taxi firm recommended by the University is Radio Taxis, 023 8066 6666. 


Driving: If you are driving, the post code for sat nav purposes is SO16 7QF. Free parking is only available after 5pm.


Summary of Timings



17.45 to 18.30

Informal careers advice, including summer internships and Year in Industry opportunities, from several railway engineering employers, over tea, coffee and biscuits in Building 178, the new National Infrastructure Laboratory.

18.30 to 19.45

Lecture “Class 444/450 15 years on”, given jointly by SWR and Siemens, in the adjacent Building 176. See above for details of the presentation content.

19.45 to 20.45

Continuation of informal careers advice from a range of railway engineering employers, over free pizzas, beers and other drinks in Building 178, the new National Infrastructure Laboratory.



Andy Healey, Fleet Delivery Manager, Siemens Neil Drury, Engineering Director, South Western Railway


Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
University of Southampton
Building 178, Burgess Road
SO16 7PP
United Kingdom

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Mick James
United Kingdom
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