Multi million train factory rising up in County Durham

Hitachi is celebrating a milestone in the building of its rail vehicle manufacturing plant at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.

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Multi million factory taking shape in County Durham

Steel frame at Hitachi factory, Newton Aycliffe Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Hitachi train manufacturing facility, Newton Aycliffe. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Construction underway at Hitachi, Newton Aycliffe. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hitachi is celebrating a milestone in the building of its rail vehicle manufacturing plant at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.

The facility is expected to be finished in a year's time.

Today's (May 29) ceremony marked the erection of a steel frame on the site.

The plant will service as Hitachi's main European facility for train manufacturing and assembly.

The company chose the Newton Aycliffe site out of 42 contenders because of its transport links and skills in the local workforce.

Hitachi says it represents an £82 million investment in the region.

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