The Sheffield City Region has an expanding and growing rail sector and supply chain. Our rail cluster has more than 8,000 skilled employees in over 50 companies. We are a home to the Headquarters for Network Rail, Northern Rail and East Coast Trains, with a wide variety of nationalities also operating within the region including; German, American, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Swiss and Australian.
With investments being made in the Hitachi Rail Depot, a concrete sleeper manufacturing plant in Doncaster and the September 2017 opening of Doncaster’s High-Speed Rail College, the region really is at the heart of the UK rail industry. The opening of the college reinforces the fact that we really are a strong cluster, with the right skills. Pairing this, we are a home to the AMRC training Centre practical and academic skills for manufacturing, as well as 344,000 students attending universities within a 50 mile radius.
HS2 Station Sheffield
HS2 is a planned new high-Speed Rail network linking London. Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. The route is a Y configuration with Birmingham at the centre, Leeds in the top right and Manchester top left. The two-phase project is set to reach Birmingham by 2026 and Leeds and Manchester by 2033.
Other projects across the region;
- Electrification of Midland Mainline from Sheffield to London,
- Investment on East Coast Mainline to increase capacity,
- Tram – Train project Sheffield to Rotherham,
- Expansion of Sheffield Supertram network.
For further details or to discuss the potential for investment and partnership opportunities please contact +44(0)114 220 3444 or use our contact form to interact directly with our sector specialist.