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Council responds on plans to end rolling stock production in the city

Statement from Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker on the future of Alstom’s train manufacturing within Derby.

Transport secretary says there will be a ‘carefully thought through programme’ for selling HS2 land

Transport secretary Mark Harper has said claims of a “fire sale” of previously safeguarded land for High Speed 2 (HS2) are “nonsense” and that the government will sell it in a “proper way” that will “deliver value for the taxpayer”.

Guy Opperman MP gets coach and bus minister brief

Guy Opperman MP has been appointed Under-Secretary of State for Transport and taken on responsibility as minister for coach and bus as part of the roads and local transport brief.

Thursday, 16 November 2023

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  • Alstom: HS2 train supplier puts 1,300 jobs at risk [subscription]More than 1,300 train manufacturing workers in Derby have been given notice that they will be out of a job early in the new year after a lack of new rolling-stock orders from the government and the delay in HS2 helped to plunge their French employer, Alstom, into crisis.

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