Full report: Work to start on Hitachi train factory

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.


Hitachi train factory

Work is starting on a new £82m Hitachi train factory that will bring hundreds of jobs to the North East