French train firm unveils plans for £20m plant in north-west England
Alstom’s new site in Widnes, Cheshire, will create about 600 jobs, and the firm aims to win contract to manufacture trains for HS2
The French train company Alstom is to build a new multimillion-pound plant in the north-west of England, delivering a major boost to the region during a time of uncertainty about Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Alstom will spend an initial £20m on a new site at Widnes, Cheshire, creating about 600 jobs. The facility will modernise the Pendolino trains on the west coast mainline and contain a training academy, but it could eventually manufacture new rolling stock if Alstom wins a contract to produce trains for London Underground or HS2.
Source: Guardian Transport