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Rail manufacturing facility to create up to jobs

Posted on 21 May 2019 and read 1146 times
Rail manufacturing facility to create up to jobsRail transit company Siemens Mobility Ltd (www.siemens.com) has officially submitted an application to East Riding Council for a rail manufacturing facility to be built in East Yorkshire.

The proposed £200 million development in Goole comprises 80,000m2 of manufacturing, commissioning and warehouse space, as well as a four-storey 5,000m2 office building.

The company won a £1.5 billion contract in November from London Underground Ltd for the regeneration of the Piccadilly Line.

If its application is successful, the first phase of the new facility is expected to open in 2023, with the site due to be fully operational by 2025, creating up to 700 direct jobs and a further 1,700 jobs in the UK supply chain.

Will Wilson, managing director of rolling stock at Siemens Mobility, said: “This is a major step forward for our plans.

“With digitalisation, we can help to make trains and infrastructure intelligent; reaching this milestone furthers our vision to create a sustainable, technically advanced facility that is an asset to the UK.”