Depot (traffic)

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Tram depot at Nalepastrasse in Berlin , 1991
Aerial view of an open school bus depot in the United States

A depot (from the Latin deponere : to lay down, to park), also a depot , car hall or storage hall , is a facility in which railways , trams , trolleybuses or omnibuses can be safely parked. In Austria and Switzerland, depots are also referred to as Remise , Locomotive Depot or - in the case of road vehicles - as Garage . Further alternative names for tram depots are tram station ( Strbf ), depot or station for short , for bus depots corresponding to bus station or bus station .

There are also depots in which different means of transport, e.g. B. trams and buses are housed together.

Vehicles and personnel are usually deployed from the depot , and minor repairs, routine maintenance and cleaning are also carried out there. Employees without their own motor vehicle used to be transported to and from the depot in so-called staff cars at night .

The German railway since the mid-1990s called their depots as (railway) depots.

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