From a glorious past to a fabulous future.
Caitlin Gent outlines the fantastic investment opportunities in Doncaster.
The current pipeline of rail infrastructure spending in the UK is estimated to be worth more than £88 billion. This is why the UK rail sector is attracting so much attention from international businesses and investors. HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail form a significant proportion of these opportunities and the world class cluster of Doncaster rail businesses will play a major role in delivering these and other projects.
Leading global businesses recognise this and have chosen to locate in Doncaster. Network Rail has recently invested in a new engineering depot cementing their already significant presence in the town and this facility sits alongside other major rail assets operated by Hitachi, Wabtec Rail, Unipart Rail, Iport Rail, Volker Rail and SPL/Engie. These major rail companies form part of the Doncaster rail cluster which includes many others and a well-represented group of SMEs.
Doncaster is also at the centre of developing the next generation of transport specialists. The National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure is located here in Doncaster and is dedicated to providing the skills needed for future transport and infrastructure delivery and operations.
The town that built the world famous Flying Scotsman and Mallard is today established as one of the most important rail hubs in the UK and at the centre of developing the next generation of rail skills and expertise.
Companies based in Doncaster benefit from easy access to the rail industry with an unrivalled combination of location, an established supply chain, skilled workforce and world-class training.
We have other sites available for new investment for Rail and Logistics companies and as Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering along with its relationship with an established and significant rail industry, Doncaster was an ideal place to position the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
This video showcases Doncaster's fantastic rail cluster and investment opportunities.
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