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Construction is beginning on an £82 million factory in County Durham. The Hitachi plant will create hundreds of permanent jobs -and hundreds more in contract work.
Once the site in Newton Aycliffe is ready, Hitachi says it will bid for the contract to build trains for the HS2 scheme - if it goes ahead. The high speed railway would link London to the north of England.
Watch out for some flash photography in Frances Read's report.
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