New rail manufacturing hub for Humberside
Siemens Mobility has awarded the £40M contract to build its new rail manufacturing site at Goole to Yorkshire-based GMI.
In addition to the main manufacturing facility, GMI will also construct the four and a half kilometres of rail track needed to connect the site to the main railway network.
The first trains to be manufactured at the Goole facility will be new Tube trains for London’s Piccadilly line.
Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock & Customer Services said: “Our goal is to really put Goole on the map. We want to create more than just a rail manufacturing factory, this is about generating long-term investment, skills and jobs.
“We are actively looking for as many UK suppliers as possible to contribute to Goole’s success. The appointment of GMI as main contractor, with shared values and growth ambitions for the local area, is a clear step in the right direction.
Siemens Mobility’s Goole development will create up to 700 direct jobs, with a further 250 roles created during the construction phase and an additional 1,700 indirect supply chain opportunities. It is scheduled to open in 2023.