High speed rail 'good for jobs'

Business leaders welcome plans for a new high-speed rail network, even though it won't run as far as the North East.

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  1. Ben Chapman, Business Correspondent

Hitachi 'well placed' to build high speed trains

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.

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