GMI to build new £40m train factory

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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Siemens Mobility has awarded the £40m contract to build its new rail manufacturing site at Goole to Yorkshire-based GMI Construction.

The contract is part of the first phase of investment in Siemens Mobility’s new £200m train manufacturing plant and rail supply chain village.

GMI will also construct the four and a half kilometres of rail track needed for connection to the main railway line.

Another £10m of contracts at the site have gone to C R Reynolds (enablement works), Clay 10 (site visuals) and Premier Modular (temporary offices).

The first trains to be manufactured in Goole will be new Tube trains for London’s Piccadilly line.

Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock & Customer Services said: “Our goal is to really put Goole on the map. We want to create more than just a rail manufacturing factory, this is about generating long-term investment, skills and jobs.

“We are actively looking for as many UK suppliers as possible to contribute to Goole’s success.

“The appointment of GMI as main contractor, with shared values and growth ambitions for the local area, is a clear step in the right direction. Together we will make this an important and sustainable rail centre of excellence for the future.”

Lee Powell, Divisional Managing Director at GMI Construction Group said: “We are delighted to be working on the Goole project. We are fully committed to the local area, just as Siemens Mobility are.

“We have a very strong local supply chain and everyone who is involved in this project from GMI Construction lives within a 25-mile radius of the site.

“We have an Employment and Skills Plan including creating apprenticeships and employing those who have previously been unemployed, and we will be engaging with local educational establishments and charities.”

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