The next generation of high speed trains could be built in the North East. The Japanese manufacturer, Hitachi, who are opening a new factory in County Durham, say they're seriously interested in bidding for the contract.
Local Labour MPs are calling on the government to award contracts to the region, after yesterday's announcement that the new high speed line will stop short of the North East.
£32bn high speed rail link between London and Yorkshire has been revealed.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.