Chesterfield shortlisted as potential site for new train factory - what we know so far

Chesterfield has been shortlisted as a potential location for a new train factory.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 2:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 4:07 am

A site, between Staveley and Barrow Hill, is one of six across the country that could be selected by Spanish train manufacturer Talgo.

• Spanish train manufacturer Talgo are looking for a base for a new UK factory

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• Six locations have been shortlisted. They are: CHESTERFIELD; LEEDS; ST HELEN’S; MOSTYN, WALES; LONGANNET, SCOTLAND and HUNTERSTON, SCOTLAND.

• The Chesterfield location being considered is the former Hartington Colliery site, between Staveley and Barrow Hill

LIVE UPDATES: Chesterfield revealed as potential site for major new train factory• If Chesterfield was chosen, a new £9 million innovation and training centre would also be built at Barrow Hill Engine Shed for Talgo to showcase their technolgy

• Should Chesterfield be chosen as the location, building work would start in July 2020, with the factory expected to open in December 2021

• Talgo is expected to reach a decision by November

• The plans will not be affected by Brexit, according to Carlos de Palacio Oriol of Talgo