College for HS2 ‘should be in area’

Belper MP Pauline Latham is urging the Government to consider Derbyshire as the location for a new high speed rail college.

Mrs Latham, along with a number of other Derbyshire MPs, has written to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin and the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock to ask that Derby be considered as the location for a HS2 Skills Academy.

The college, would deliver the specialised training and qualifications needed for high speed rail.

Pauline Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire said: “Derby is the perfect location for the new academy, with its tradition of excellence in engineering, and many prominent manufacturers, such as Bombardier located there.”