Doncaster Rail Workshops busier than ever

5th June 2014

Hundreds of jobs have been created over the last six months, proving that investment and growth is taking place in one of the town's top industries - rail engineering. 

Many of the country's leading engineering companies including Wabtec Rail Ltd, VolkerRail Group, DB Schenker, Unipart Rail and Trackwork are based here.  Wabtec Rail have just recruited their 1,000th employee and are making further investments into their site to increase the number of trains they can handle and increasing their capacity by 30 percent.  Unipart Rail in Hexthorpe has secured further orders from major UK train operators and manufacturers.  Their Doncaster workforce now stands at over 400 employees.  Network Rail is also recruiting local young people to their apprenticeship scheme.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said, "This is a very exciting time to work in the rail industry with lots of investment in our railway networks and the prospect of HS2 Rail College being located here.

Source: Doncaster Free Press, Thursday, June 5th 2014

 

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