News: Siemens unveils plans for £200m Yorkshire train factory

Yorkshire Post 2nd March 2018 

A £200m state-of-the-art train factory is to be built in Yorkshire in a move which is anticipated to create 1,700 jobs. Industrial giant Siemens has revealed plans for a giant 67 acre site in Goole, East Yorkshire, which will manufacture and commission trains primarily for the domestic market.

…Construction work could begin as early as this year subject to order requirements. Its chief executive Juergen Maier said the investment had “the potential to have a tremendous impact on the Yorkshire economy and the North of England as a whole”. The new factory is set to employ up to 700 people in skilled engineering and manufacturing roles, plus an additional 250 people during the construction phase. Those behind the scheme estimate around 1,700 indirect jobs would be created throughout the UK supply chain.

John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North, said the factory will have the potential to compete to provide the trains required to help fulfil Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport plan while transport secretary Chris Grayling called the development “an exciting proposal”.

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