Plans for the construction of a new Talgo train manufacturing facility in the UK have been revealed by the Spanish train producer. The facility will reportedly bolster its foothold in the British rail market and create a local supply chain.
The company has started looking for potential locations near Leeds and Liverpool. It is already in discussions with the local governments and interest groups of the shortlisted potential sites. This will help confirm the location of the new Talgo train manufacturing facility in the UK.
Additionally, it is negotiating with several MPs from the same regions who have expressed interest in serving as the new facility’s host.
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Significance of the new Talgo train manufacturing facility in UK
Talgo’s new plant in the UK is anticipated to carry out the full train construction process. It is scheduled to create hundreds of highly skilled jobs upon the commencement of operations. It will also engage local talent during the designing and production of rolling stock.
The company is regarded as being of significant importance to the UK market. This is due to the growing demand for more capacity and rail options that are centered on passengers. Talgo also has extensive experience in the construction of interoperable trains. This is through its line of bi-mode vehicles, which can run on the newest track segments.
The ability of Talgo’s trains to operate on the most recent track networks is anticipated to postpone or completely eliminate the need for pricey electrification initiatives.
The company‘s headquarters are in the Spanish town of Las Rozas. It also has numerous production and maintenance facilities spread throughout Germany, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia.