Architects, engineers, construction companies and users all benefit from Premier Pits’ Rail Pits. In addition to greatly reduced installation times and much tighter tolerances Premier Pits’ pits can transform engine and rolling stock manufacture and maintenance.


  • The fully welded construction stops the ingress of water.
  • More environmentally friendly through stopping the egress of harmful liquids
  • The strength of concrete without its problems
  • Installation times reduced significantly- up to 70-80% quicker than in situ poured concrete
  • Installed with minimum workshop disruption
  • Greater workshop efficiency leading to greater throughput and profitability.
  • Better working conditions for staff
  • Can be refurbished to look as new
  • High quality safety lights provide superior lighting
  • Being easier to clean and refurbish pit maintenance costs are lower.


Pits are manufactured to ISO 9001, 9002 and are CE marked.
Dimensions: length, width and depth to suit workshop needs.
Steel: 43A mild steel
Finish: high quality gloss paint.


The pits are manufactured from pre-formed mild steel sheets, MIG welded together to form water tight sumps. To these basic ‘tanks’ are added standard items such as lighting and air lines, as well as non standard items requested by the customer and various safety features.


Pits are installed by Premier Pits’ own installation teams who are all on PAYE. Highly efficient methods developed in house, are used to install pits in both existing and new floors. Also, the company has designed special ways of tying pits into the surrounding concrete. This results in a stable structure with the structural strength of reinforced concrete while becoming an integral part of the workshop floor.

Design Flexibility

Although all our pits are built around a standard basic format they can be tailored to suit the requirements of individual railway workshops. Designs can also include an endless range of combinations, for example, tunnels; recesses and underground workshops.

Workshop Safety

A full range of safety equipment, from recoil barriers through to motorized pit covers, is available.

Washdown Systems

There is an under chassis and bogey washdown option.

For a full list of products and services go to The Premier Pit Centre