Chris Grayling tells Japanese: 'Our trains are better than yours'
Transport minister urges counterparts from Japan to buy trains made in Derby for their suburban rolling stock
Transport secretary Chris Grayling is lobbying Japan, the country that pioneered modern high-speed trains, to buy rolling stock from Derby as part of the government’s post-Brexit trade push.
In a counter-intuitive move, Grayling has urged Japanese ministers to purchase trains from the UK. Japan’s bullet trains are among the best in the world, but Grayling believes slower suburban rolling stock is better manufactured in Britain.
Source: Guardian Transport