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New Goole Rail Components Facility

posted on 21st Apr 2023 09:52

On 20 April 2023 Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP joined Managing Director for Rolling Stock and Customer Services at Siemens Mobility Sambit Banerjee, along with local apprentices to officially open the new Components Facility at the site in Goole.

Set to create an additional 30 new skilled jobs in the area in the next year, the 7 million GBP facility is located at the heart of the Siemens Mobility rail village in Goole. The facility will maintain gearboxes, traction motors and other parts for train and tram fleets across the UK, helping to keep trains from Scotland to the South Coast running.

The components facility was previously operating out of a small space in Leeds and already employs 40 full-time staff, including five apprentices from the region. The new dedicated 4,000 m2 space will allow the state-of-the-art facility to take on the maintenance of further components in the future. Much of the work now done at the site in Goole had previously taken place in mainland Europe.

The opening highlights Siemens Mobility’s commitment to the UK, having been built by local firm GMI, which has built the rest of the Siemens rail village. The GMI supply chain is based entirely in the UK, with over 70 % of it based in Yorkshire. It also marks the next phase of Siemens Mobility’s plans to establish Goole as a centre of excellence for rail technology in the UK.

Siemens Mobility is investing up to 200 million GBP in the rail village at Goole, a site that spans 67-acres, the size of 35 football pitches. From next year London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains will be assembled at Goole before they start entering passenger service from 2025. Overall, Siemens Mobility’s investment in the region will create 700 new jobs, with a further 250 roles during the construction phase and an additional 1,700 indirect supply chain opportunities promoting localisation and helping to serve other global markets by 2030.

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