€115m for Siemens Mobility UK R&D centre

€115m for Siemens Mobility UK R&D centre

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By Nick Flaherty

Siemens Mobility is spending €115m (£100m) to replace a UK signalling equipment plant.

The facility for Siemens Mobility will replace the existing Chippenham factory which develops and manufactures signalling and control systems for trains.

The new centre is expected to be operational by 2026, with around 800 skilled manufacturing, research, engineering and reporting roles transitioning to the new site and no interruption in production is expected.

“This €115 million investment is a strong commitment to Chippenham and our country. Siemens Mobility’s Chippenham site, along with our 30 sites across the country, has been transforming rail, travel, and transport in Britain – and it will continue to do so with cloud-based rail technology connecting the real and the digital worlds, digitalizing rail,” said Rob Morris, Joint CEO of Siemens Mobility UK & Ireland.

“We are very excited to soon start construction of one of the most sophisticated rail factories, digital engineering and R&D sites in the UK, supporting local jobs and skills for the future.”

Siemens Mobility will continue to develop and code the digital signalling interlock systems being installed on the UK’s East Coast Main Line as well as modular technology for improved connections on the North Wales Coast, development of relays for railway signaling and developing the first centralized traffic control systems in the UK.


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