Billion pound Hitachi boost

The region has received a £1.2 billion boost with the announcement of a new government contract to build trains.

270 carriages are to be manufactured by Hitachi Rail Europe at its new site in Newton Aycliffe.

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New train order for Hitachi

The government has given the green light for a £1.2 billion order to be placed with Hitachi in Newton Aycliffe, building train carriages.